elaboration elaboration  /ɪ ˌlæ bə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
  2. (n) a discussion that provides additional information
  3. (n) developing in intricate and painstaking detail
  4. (n) the result of improving something
  5. (n) marked by elaborately complex detail


  1. Almost twenty years later, virtually all gangsta rap remains a response to or an elaboration of this one album.
  2. But there may be too much flowery elaboration here, too, leaving this real-life horror film with ethical questions that linger as much as the North's rotten scent.
  3. Strike two was Miers' response to the Judiciary Committee's questionnaire, which led to an unusual request for elaboration on eight of her 28 answers.


  1. Lansdale council approves, elaborates on website contract

    LANSDALE - With a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Lansdale's borough council approved the start of negotiations with Kansas based CivicPlus on a contract to revamp the borough's website Lansdale.org. That vote came after elaboration by several council members on why they chose the firm, and what the borough will get for the contract it now plans to negotiate. "We had approximately 13 respondents ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Reporter

  2. Man acquitted of attempted murder

    A Hopkins, Mo., man was found not guilty last week of attempted murder, a case which his son says was an elaboration of events made up by the supposed victim.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: St. Joseph News-Press


  1. "My previous representation didn't inform me of the [details of] the calls," Busch said. "Then I guess that [elaboration on the offers] was opened up to Hendrick Motorsports, and then that's when they sort of got upset."
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Kyle Busch Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Mercosur is a regional group that is powerful in the elaboration and exportation of food and energy," Taiana said. "It's a good moment to reinforce our will to work to see how we can position Mercosur more clearly."
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Jorge Taiana Source: Newsday

  3. "There is still some need for more elaboration" on the US financial plan, Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty told reporters in Rome as ministers gathered for the G7 opening dinner on Friday evening.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Jim Flaherty Source: AFP

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