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an act or instance of elaborating.
the state of being elaborated; elaborateness.
something that is elaborated.
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.

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

The process of working out in detail by labor and study.

The mental process occurring partly during dreaming and partly during the recalling or telling of a dream, by means of which the latent content of the dream is brought into increasingly more coherent and logical order, resulting in the manifest content of the dream.

e·lab’o·rate’ v.


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