elab·o·ra·tion /ɪˌlæbəˈreʃən/ 名詞
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.
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: a discussion that provides additional information [syn: expansion,
4: marked by elaborately complex detail [syn: elaborateness,
5: developing in intricate and painstaking detail [syn: working