Definition of Elaboration

1. Noun. Addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail. "An elaboration of the sketch followed"

Exact synonyms: Amplification
Generic synonyms: Expanding Upon, Expansion
Derivative terms: Elaborate



2. Noun. The result of improving something. "He described a refinement of this technique"
Exact synonyms: Refinement
Generic synonyms: Advance, Betterment, Improvement
Derivative terms: Elaborate, Refine

3. Noun. A discussion that provides additional information.
Exact synonyms: Enlargement, Expansion
Generic synonyms: Discourse, Discussion, Treatment
Specialized synonyms: Expatiation, Embellishment, Embroidery
Derivative terms: Elaborate, Enlarge, Expand

4. Noun. Marked by elaborately complex detail.
Exact synonyms: Elaborateness, Intricacy, Involution
Generic synonyms: Complexity, Complexness
Derivative terms: Elaborate, Elaborate

5. Noun. Developing in intricate and painstaking detail.
Exact synonyms: Working Out
Generic synonyms: Development
Derivative terms: Elaborate, Elaborate, Elaborate

Definition of Elaboration

1. n. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.

Definition of Elaboration

1. Noun. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement. ¹

2. Noun. The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) Setting up a hierarchy of calculated constants in a language such as Ada so that the values of one or more of them determine others further down in the hierarchy. ¹

4. Noun. (electronics) The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elaboration

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Elaboration

1. 1. The act or process of producing or refining with labour; improvement by successive operations; refinement. 2. The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues. Origin: L. Elaboratio: cf. F. Elaboration. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elaboration

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elaeocarpus family
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Literary usage of Elaboration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology: On the Basis of "Outlines of Psychology" by James Sully (1897)
"PSYCHICAL MATERIALS AND THEIR elaboration. Having briefly surveyed the field ... ATTENTION AS A FACTOR IN elaboration. The first and simplest phase of the ..."

2. America Vs. Europe in Industry: A Comparison of Industrial Policies and by Dwight Thompson Farnham (1921)
"Degree of elaboration The only difference then between the simple common sense purchase of the individual, as illustrated by Mr. ..."

3. Wisconsin Journal of Education by Wisconsin Education Association Council, Wisconsin Education Association, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (1887)
"OVER-elaboration IN PRIMARY TEACHING. In presenting the topic assigned me, I wish it understood that the over-elaboration criticized has been observed in ..."

4. Principles of Marketing by Fred Emerson Clark (1922)
"elaboration of Service.—The point of first importance in describing merchandising policies is the elaboration of the retail service, through carrying a wide ..."

5. Development of Mathematics in the 19th Century by Felix Klein, Robert Hermann (1979)
"The elaboration of a purely protective geometry which, based on the projective mode of thought stemming from Poncelet, finally developed into a closed, ..."

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