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elaboration (n.)

1570s, in a physiological sense relating to tissue development, from Late Latin elaborationem (nominative elaboratio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin elaborare "work out, produce by labor, endeavor, struggle," from ex "out" (see ex-) + laborare "to labor" (see labor (v.)). Meaning "act of working out in great exactness and detail" is from 1610s.

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Definitions of elaboration

elaboration (n.)
developing in intricate and painstaking detail;
Synonyms: working out
elaboration (n.)
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail;
an elaboration of the sketch followed
Synonyms: amplification
elaboration (n.)
the result of improving something;
Synonyms: refinement
elaboration (n.)
a discussion that provides additional information;
Synonyms: expansion / enlargement
elaboration (n.)
marked by elaborately complex detail;
Synonyms: elaborateness / intricacy / involution
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