1. [ noun ] addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
Synonyms: amplification

: "a few remarks added in amplification and defense" "an elaboration of the idea followed"

Related terms: expansion elaborate
2. [ noun ] the result of improving something
Synonyms: refinement

"he described a refinement of this technique"

Related terms: improvement complicate
3. [ noun ] marked by elaborately complex detail
Synonyms: intricacy involution elaborateness
Related terms: complexity complicate
4. [ noun ] an interpretation that provides additional information
Synonyms: enlargement expansion
Related terms: discussion interpretation embellishment expatiation elaborate
5. [ noun ] developing in intricate and painstaking detail
Synonyms: working_out
Related terms: development elaborate
Similar spelling:   elaborate