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English noun: elaboration

1. elaboration (act) addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail


SamplesA few remarks added in amplification and defense.
An elaboration of the sketch followed.


Synonymsamplification


Broader (hypernym)expanding upon, expansion

2. elaboration (event) the result of improving something


SamplesHe described a refinement of this technique.


Synonymsrefinement


Broader (hypernym)advance, betterment, improvement

3. elaboration (communication) a discussion that provides additional information


Synonymsenlargement, expansion


Broader (hypernym)discourse, discussion, treatment


Narrower (hyponym)embellishment, embroidery, expatiation

4. elaboration (attribute) marked by elaborately complex detail


Synonymselaborateness, intricacy, involution


Broader (hypernym)complexity, complexness

5. elaboration (act) developing in intricate and painstaking detail


Synonymsworking out


Broader (hypernym)development









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