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Pronunciation:  i`labu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  developing in intricate and painstaking detail
  2. [n]  addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the idea followed"
  3. [n]  marked by elaborately complex detail
  4. [n]  a discussion that provides additional information
  5. [n]  the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"

ELABORATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: amplification, elaborateness, enlargement, expansion, intricacy, involution, refinement, working out
 See Also: advance, betterment, complexity, complexness, development, discourse, discussion, embellishment, embroidery, expanding upon, expansion, expatiation, improvement, treatment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*lab`o*ra"tion\, n. [L. elaboratio: cf. F.
1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor;
   improvement by successive operations; refinement.

2. (Physiol.) The natural process of formation or
   assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals
   and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into
   something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food
   into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.

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