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elaboration


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elaboration  \E*lab`o*ra"tion\,  n.  [L.  elaboratio:  cf  F. 
  ['e]laboration.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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:  marked  by  elaborately  complex  detail  [syn:  {elaborateness}, 
  {intricacy}] 
  4:  developing  in  intricate  and  painstaking  detail  [syn:  {working 
  out}] 




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