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elaboration

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  1. 1 the act or process of going from the simple or basic to the complex or advanced the elaboration of the Internet from an exclusive computer network into a worldwide communications network of colossal proportions Synonyms of elaboration development, evolution, expansion, growth, progress, progressionWords Related to elaboration advancement, betterment, improvement, perfection, refinement; incubation, maturation, maturing, ripening; blossoming, flourishing, flowering; addition, augmentation, enhancement, supplementation; emergence, evolvement, metamorphosisNear Antonyms of elaboration backslide, lapse, relapse; decadence, decay, decaying, declension, declination, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, descent, deterioration, devaluation, downfall, downgrade, ebbing, falling, weakeningAntonyms of elaboration regress, regression, retrogression, reversion

  2. 2 the representation of something in terms that go beyond the facts the eyewitness was deemed unreliable because of his obvious elaboration of what he had actually seen Synonyms of elaboration caricature, coloring, exaggeration, embellishment, embroidering, embroidery, hyperbole, magnification, overstatement, padding, stretchingWords Related to elaboration amplification, enhancement; fabrication, misrepresentation; fudging, hedging; hype, puffery; superlativeNear Antonyms of elaboration belittlement, disparagement, minimizing, poor-mouthingAntonyms of elaboration meiosis, understatement


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