elaboration

Meaning

Noun

  • The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
  • The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order
  • Setting up a hierarchy of calculated constants in a language such as Ada so that the values of one or more of them determine others further down in the hierarchy.
  • The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements.
  • (psychology) The level of processing of a message or argument.

Origin

  • From Middle French √©laboration.
  • Morphologically elaborate + -ion

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