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Noun elaboration has 5 senses
  1. amplification, elaboration - addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail; "a few remarks added in amplification and defense"; "an elaboration of the idea followed"
    --1 is a kind of expansion, expanding upon
    Derived form: verb elaborate1
  2. refinement, elaboration - the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"
    --2 is a kind of improvement, betterment, advance
    Derived form: verb elaborate3
  3. expansion, enlargement, elaboration - a discussion that provides additional information
    --3 is a kind of discussion, treatment, discourse
    --3 has particulars: expatiation; embellishment, embroidery
    Derived form: verb elaborate1
  4. elaborateness, elaboration, intricacy, involution - marked by elaborately complex detail
    --4 is a kind of complexity, complexness
    Derived form: verb elaborate3
  5. elaboration, working out - developing in intricate and painstaking detail
    --5 is a kind of development
    Derived forms: verb elaborate2, verb elaborate4, verb elaborate3
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