|1.||[ noun ] addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail|
: "a few remarks added in amplification and defense" "an elaboration of the idea followed"
|Related terms:||expansion elaborate|
|2.||[ noun ] the result of improving something|
"he described a refinement of this technique"
|Related terms:||improvement complicate|
|3.||[ noun ] marked by elaborately complex detail|
|Synonyms:||intricacy involution elaborateness|
|Related terms:||complexity complicate|
|4.||[ noun ] an interpretation that provides additional information|
|Related terms:||discussion interpretation embellishment expatiation elaborate|
|5.||[ noun ] developing in intricate and painstaking detail|
|Related terms:||development elaborate|