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Synonyms for elaboration
ɪˌlæb əˈreɪ ʃənelab·o·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amplification, elaborationnoun

    addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

    "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the sketch followed"

    gain, elaborateness, enlargement, intricacy, amplification, involution, expansion, refinement, working out

  2. refinement, elaborationnoun

    the result of improving something

    "he described a refinement of this technique"

    intricacy, purification, enlargement, refinement, shade, elaborateness, polish, involution, finish, culture, amplification, cultivation, nuance, nicety, working out, civilization, refining, civilisation, subtlety, expansion

  3. expansion, enlargement, elaborationnoun

    a discussion that provides additional information

    intricacy, elaborateness, enlargement, magnification, blowup, amplification, involution, expansion, expanding upon, refinement, working out

  4. elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy, involutionnoun

    marked by elaborately complex detail

    enfolding, exponentiation, intricacy, enlargement, amplification, working out, ornateness, involution, participation, expansion, involvement, refinement, engagement, elaborateness

  5. elaboration, working outnoun

    developing in intricate and painstaking detail

    elaborateness, enlargement, amplification, involution, expansion, refinement, intricacy, working out

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Editors Contribution

  1. fleshing out

    fleshing out an idea in more detail is to work through or to elaborate the idea

    it was a good idea but needed fleshing out.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 6, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elaborationnoun

    labor, painstaking

  2. elaborationnoun

    preparation, ripening, maturing

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  1. Anthony Kennedy:

    The outcome of cases like this in other circumstances must await further elaboration in the courts, all in the context of recognizing that these disputes must be resolved with tolerance, without undue disrespect to sincere religious beliefs, and without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market.

  2. Helmuth von Moltke the Elder:

    Strategy is a system of makeshifts. Is is more than a science. It is bringing knowledge to bear on practical life, the further elaboration of an original guiding idea under constantly changing circumstances. It is the art of acting under the pressure of the most demanding conditions...That is why general principles, rules derived from them, and systems based on these rules cannot possibly have any value for strategy.

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