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Definition of Elaboration

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painstaking labor, careful planning; adding of extra details, act of improving; production
Elaboration Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
  
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elaboration
\e*lab`o*ra"tion\ (?), n. [l. elaboratio: cf. f. élaboration.]
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.
elaboration
n
1. addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail: "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the idea followed" [syn: amplification]


2. the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique" [syn: refinement]


3. an interpretation that provides additional information [syn: expansion, enlargement]


4. marked by elaborately complex detail [syn: elaborateness, intricacy, involution]


5. developing in intricate and painstaking detail [syn: working out ]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the idea followed"
(synonym) amplification
(hypernym) expansion, expanding upon
(derivation) elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
2. the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"
(synonym) refinement
(hypernym) improvement, betterment, advance
(derivation) complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
3. a discussion that provides additional information
(synonym) expansion, enlargement
(hypernym) discussion, treatment, discourse
(hyponym) expatiation
(derivation) elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
4. marked by elaborately complex detail
(synonym) elaborateness, intricacy, involution
(hypernym) complexity, complexness
(derivation) complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
5. developing in intricate and painstaking detail
(synonym) working out
(hypernym) development
(derivation) elaborate
Elaboration Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Elaboration is the process of adding more information to existing, relatively simple information to create a more complex, emergent whole. It involves developing an idea by incorporating details to amplify the original simple idea. It is the process of enhancing ideas and objects by providing nuance and more detail. Elaboration may involve planning or executing a task with painstaking attention to numerous parts or details.

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Elaboration Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
For to obtain a bottle of Scotch Whisky there are 6 steps:
1.- Malting
2.- Mashing
3.- Fermentation
4.- Distillation
5.- Maturation in barrels (at 62% to 64% vol.)
6.- Bottling (At 40% to 59% vol.)