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1. Planned or executed with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details: an elaborate scheme.
2. Intricate and rich in detail: a carpet with an elaborate pattern.
v. (ĭ-lăb′ə-rāt′) e·lab·o·rat·ed, e·lab·o·rat·ing, e·lab·o·rates
1. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly: elaborated a theory of social organization.
2. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
To explain something at greater length or in greater detail: asked me to elaborate on my proposal.

[Latin ēlabōrātus, past participle of ēlabōrāre, to work out : ē-, ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + labōrāre, to work (from labor, work).]

e·lab′o·rate·ly adv.
e·lab′o·rate·ness n.
e·lab′o·ra′tion n.
e·lab′o·ra′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.elaborated - developed or executed with care and in minute detail; "a detailed plan"; "the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan; "the carefully elaborated theme"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
References in classic literature ?
The diction should be elaborated in the pauses of the action, where there is no expression of character or thought.
He clarified participant's queries and elaborated their possible venues in terms of investing in Mutual Funds and the procedures thereof.
Liaqat Ali Dolla, additional registrar, Lahore CRO, elaborated on the procedures encompassing company incorporation.
He elaborated sites of tension in the world that witnessed continued wars for economic and religious reasons.
It also seems to matter earlier in life, as children with restricted code struggle at school more than those who speak an elaborated speech code.
The treatment conditions were randomly assigned within each setting and included a control group (played a different math game); three variations of scoring explanations (elaborated, minimal, and no scoring information); and combined elaborated scoring explanation with incentives to access additional feedback.
Respublika leader Omurbek Babanov held preliminary consultations with the leaders of the parliamentary factions yesterday concerning elaborated terms and provisions by that time.
Summary: Rabat - Justice Minister Mohamed Taieb Naciri said, on Friday, that his Ministry elaborated programs aimed at giving a concrete substance to the concept of "Justice in the service of citizens".
Summary: US Secretary of State in coordination with Aspen Institute have elaborated a draft proposal to be discussed during the US Maghreb investment conference, in Algiers, later September.