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Definition of "elaboration" []

  • The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • Setting up a hierarchy of calculated constants in a language such as Ada so that the values of one or more of them determine others further down in the hierarchy. (noun)
  • The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "elaboration" in a sentence
  • "Further elaboration is needless and comments are unnecessary, we know."
  • "Chant and its polyphonic elaboration is most fitting to the holy action at the altar, and makes the liturgical project true to itself."
  • "But to just say “public WiFi networks” without further elaboration is misleading – unless there really are publicly operated WiFi networks that you can access freely just walking down the street without any registration or other special preparation."