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elaboration    : [ɪl,æbɚ'eʃən]
Elaboration \E*lab`o*ra"tion\, n. [L. elaboratio: cf. F.
['e]laboration.]
1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor;
improvement by successive operations; refinement.
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2. (Physiol.) 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.
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elaboration
n 1: addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying
detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense";
"an elaboration of the sketch followed" [synonym:
{amplification}, {elaboration}]
2: the result of improving something; "he described a refinement
of this technique" [synonym: {refinement}, {elaboration}]
3: a discussion that provides additional information [synonym:
{expansion}, {enlargement}, {elaboration}]
4: marked by elaborately complex detail [synonym: {elaborateness},
{elaboration}, {intricacy}, {involution}]
5: developing in intricate and painstaking detail [synonym:
{elaboration}, {working out}]

120 Moby Thesaurus words for "elaboration":
accomplishment, adjunct, adornment, advance, advancement,
amplification, architecture, arrangement, assembly, beautification,
blossoming, building, casting, color, color patterns, composition,
construction, conversion, copy, crafting, craftsmanship, creation,
critique, cultivation, decor, decoration, development,
developmental change, devising, dilation, dwelling upon,
embellishment, emblazonment, emblazonry, embroidery, enlargement,
erection, evolution, evolutionary change, evolvement, evolving,
expansion, expatiation, explication, extraction, fabrication,
fashioning, flourish, flower arrangement, flowering, formation,
forming, formulation, framing, furniture arrangement, furtherance,
garnish, garnishment, garniture, going over, gradual change,
growing, growth, handicraft, handiwork, harvesting, illumination,
iteration, machining, making, manufacture, manufacturing,
maturation, milling, mining, molding, natural development,
natural growth, nonviolent change, ornament, ornamentation,
perfection, practicing, prefabrication, preparation, processing,
producing, progress, progression, raising, reaffirmation, recap,
recapitulation, recital, recountal, recounting, refinement,
refining, rehash, rehearsal, reissue, reiteration, reprint,
restatement, resume, retelling, review, ripening, rise, seasoning,
shaping, smelting, summary, summing up, trim, trimming, unfolding,
window dressing, working-out, workmanship




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  • ELABORATE | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
    elaborate definition: 1 containing a lot of careful detail or many detailed parts: 2 to add more information to or explain something that you have said: 3 containing a lot of connected parts or many complicated details: Learn more
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    avenue definition: 1 a wide road with trees or tall buildings on both sides, or a wide country path or road with trees on both sides: 2 a road that leads to a large house 3 a method or way of doing something: Learn more
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    Plain definition is - lacking ornament : undecorated How to use plain in a sentence Synonym Discussion of plain
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    stud·y (stŭd′ē) n pl stud·ies 1 a The effort to acquire knowledge, as by reading, observation, or research: The study of language has overturned many misconceptions b An act or effort made in the pursuit of knowledge: applied himself to his studies c A branch of knowledge or department of learning: the study of geography; graduate studies
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