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elaboration

[ ih-lab-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ɪˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun
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.
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Origin of elaboration

1570–80; <Latin ēlabōrātiōn- (stem of ēlabōrātiō), equivalent to ēlabōrāt- (see elaborate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM elaboration

self-e·lab·o·ra·tion, noun
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