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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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(ɪˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən)

1. an act or instance of elaborating.
2. the state of being elaborated; elaborateness.
3. something that is elaborated.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elaboration - addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detailelaboration - addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the sketch followed"
expanding upon, expansion - adding information or detail
2.elaboration - the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"
betterment, improvement, advance - a change for the better; progress in development
3.elaboration - a discussion that provides additional information
discussion, discourse, treatment - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
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; "the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings"
4.elaboration - marked by elaborately complex detail
complexity, complexness - the quality of being intricate and compounded; "he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers"
5.elaboration - developing in intricate and painstaking detailelaboration - developing in intricate and painstaking detail
development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"
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[ɪˈlæbəˈreɪʃən] Nelaboración f
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[ɪˌlæbəˈreɪʃən] n [plan, theory] → élaboration f
the elaboration of a policy → l'élaboration d'une politique
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n (of system, plan, theory, = working out) → Ausarbeitung f; (= refinement)Verfeinerung f, → Ausfeilung f; (= description: of details etc) → nähere Ausführung; (= that which elaborates: details etc) → Ausschmückung f; an author who goes in for a great deal of tedious elaborationein Schriftsteller, der eine Menge langatmiger Beschreibungen bringt
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(iˈlӕbəreit) verb
1. to work out or describe (a plan etc) in detail. He elaborated his theory.
2. (especially with on) to discuss details. She elaborated on the next day's menu.
(-rət) adjective
1. very detailed or complicated. an elaborate design.
2. carefully planned. elaborate plans for escape.
eˈlaborately adverb
eˌlaboˈration noun
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No doubt it was in further elaboration of this aphorism that the little steamboat that sailed every other day from Yellowsands to the beckoning shores of France was called "the Mayflower."
An ancient Hawaiian war-club or spear-paddle, in its full multiplicity and elaboration of carving, is as great a trophy of human perseverance as a Latin lexicon.
He was, after all, but one of a large number of heroes who, throughout the world, devoted their lives to the Revolution; though it must be conceded that he did unusual work, especially in his elaboration and interpretation of working-class philosophy.
Spenser's genius was never for strongly condensed narrative, and following his Italian originals, though with less firmness, he wove his story as a tangled web of intermingled adventures, with almost endless elaboration and digression.
She seemed to have a great deal of hair: it was arranged with peculiar elaboration and done over the forehead in what she called an Alexandra fringe.
This project, the result of long elaboration, is the object of my present communication.
He took another step back, with the same elaboration and the same risks; then another and another, and -- a twig snapped under his foot!
The burly old coachman from Oakbourne, seeing such a pretty young woman among the outside passengers, had invited her to come and sit beside him; and feeling that it became him as a man and a coachman to open the dialogue with a joke, he applied himself as soon as they were off the stones to the elaboration of one suitable in all respects.
Jo thrusts the handle of his broom between the bars of the gate, and with his utmost power of elaboration, points it out.
Nobody ever put my father's portrait in the frontispiece of a magazine, or described his personal appearance and manners with anxious elaboration, in the large type of a great newspaper--I enjoyed both those honors.
The craving for excitement and for elaboration has ruined that blessing.
I can tell you that he had long been engaged on its elaboration. If you care to learn how he had gathered information, you will find that he had, on one occasion, disguised himself as the commissionaire between the 'Laboratory of the Surete' and Monsieur Stangerson, of whom 'experiments' were demanded.