Synonyms for Elaboration:

n.

amplification (noun)
enlargement, expansion.
communication (noun)
enlargement, expansion.
complexity (noun)
intricacy.
decoration (noun)
enrichment, improvement, enhancement.
elaboration (noun)
elaborateness, discussion, expansion, comment, refinement, explanation, amplification, involution, working out, intricacy, enlargement.
event (noun)
refinement.
finish (noun)
refinement.
illustration (noun)
discussion, explanation, comment.
improvement (noun)
embellishment, advancement, improvement, enhancement, Garnishment, renovation, enrichment, correction, furtherance, gain, betterment, progression, refinement.
increase (noun)
gain.
ornamentation (noun)
embellishment.

Other synonyms:

explanation. Other relevant words:
discussion, intricacy, comment, working out, elaborateness, explanation, amplification, expansion, involution, enlargement.

Usage examples for elaboration

  1. To the elaboration of the principles of this historical criticism Baur gave the labour of his life. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  2. He was too complete a schemer not to realize how often it was the small insignificant thing which served to ruin great enterprises built up with so much care and elaboration – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  3. To all the others, including the French, the Wilsonian doctrine was applied as fully as was compatible with its author's main object, the elaboration of an instrument which he could take back with him to the United States as the great world settlement. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon