Definition of elaboration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˌlæbəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌlæbəˈreɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1a detailed explanation or description of something the elaboration of an idea The importance of the plan needs no further elaboration.
  2. 2the development of a complicated or detailed plan, idea, etc. Further discussion led to the elaboration of new policy principles.