Elaboration



[ih-lab-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
an act or instance of .
2.
the state of being ; .
3.
something that is .
4.
Psychiatry. an unconscious process of expanding and embellishing a detail, especially while recalling and describing a representation in a dream so that latent content of the dream is brought into a logical and comprehensible order.
n.

1570s, in a physiological sense relating to tissue development, from Late Latin elaborationem (nominative elaboratio), noun of action from past participle stem of elaborare “work out, produce by labor,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + laborare “to labor” (see labor (v.)).

elaboration e·lab·o·ra·tion (ĭ-lāb’ə-rā’shən)
n.

e·lab’o·rate’ v.

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