Meaning of elaboration

e•lab•o•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (i-lab"u-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of elaborating.
  2. the state of being elaborated; elaborateness.
  3. something that is elaborated.
  4. an unconscious process of expanding and embellishing a detail, esp. while recalling and describing a representation in a dream so that latent content of the dream is brought into a logical and comprehensible order.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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