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Noun
A detailed explanation or expounding of something
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“Hamilton's scientific life was devoted to the elaboration of his theory of quaternions.”
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A statement or representation in excess of what is reasonable
“More likely, it may be an exaggerated elaboration of Heraclius' decision to remain in isolation during the invasion.”
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The buildup to something more advanced or complex
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“Furthermore, it continued the elaboration of a code of conduct for the international transport of animals by road.”
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Increase in size or effect
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Decoration, adornment or embellishment
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Superstructure or argument
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The state or quality of being intricate or complicated
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Complexity and profundity of thought
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Media attention or elaborate ceremony
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