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ELABORATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elaboration mean? 

ELABORATION (noun)
  The noun ELABORATION has 5 senses:

1. addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
2. the result of improving something
3. a discussion that provides additional information
4. marked by elaborately complex detail
5. developing in intricate and painstaking detail

  Familiarity information: ELABORATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELABORATION (noun)


Sense 1elaboration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

amplification; elaboration

Context examples:

a few remarks added in amplification and defense / an elaboration of the sketch followed

Hypernyms ("elaboration" is a kind of...):

expanding upon; expansion (adding information or detail)


Sense 2elaboration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The result of improving something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

elaboration; refinement

Context example:

he described a refinement of this technique

Hypernyms ("elaboration" is a kind of...):

advance; betterment; improvement (a change for the better; progress in development)


Sense 3elaboration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A discussion that provides additional information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

expansion; elaboration; enlargement

Hypernyms ("elaboration" is a kind of...):

discourse; discussion; treatment (an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elaboration"):

expatiation (a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail)

embellishment; embroidery (elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail)


Sense 4elaboration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by elaborately complex detail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

intricacy; elaborateness; involution; elaboration

Hypernyms ("elaboration" is a kind of...):

complexity; complexness (the quality of being intricate and compounded)


Sense 5elaboration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Developing in intricate and painstaking detail

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

working out; elaboration

Hypernyms ("elaboration" is a kind of...):

development (act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining)


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