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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.
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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"
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The diction should be elaborated in the pauses of the action, where there is no expression of character or thought.
The Rector elaborated rich research culture and various research initiatives of CUI to improve quality of research and teaching at all campuses.
Mirziyoyev elaborated that the visit was expected to take place in October 2018.
The ministry elaborated further in a press statement on Sunday that the value of exports amounted to $402.4m in H1 2018, up from $360.6m during the same period last year.
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Procedures to support rural cooperatives and export-oriented clusters are being elaborated in a move to ensure production growth and create new jobs.
The difference between forward and reverse logistics is also elaborated for a clearer understanding.
During a meeting with a senior US Congressional delegation, he elaborated Iraqi visions on the Syrian question, humanistic sides and their effects on Iraq and the regional countries.
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.