|1.||planned or executed with care and exactness; detailed|
|2.||marked by complexity, ornateness, or detail|
|4.||(tr) to work out in detail; develop|
|5.||(tr) to make more complicated or ornate|
|6.||(tr) to produce by careful labour; create|
|7.||(tr) physiol to change (food or simple substances) into more complex substances for use in the body|
|[C16: from Latin ēlabōrāre to take pains, from labōrāre to toil]|
elaboration e·lab·o·ra·tion (ĭ-lāb'ə-rā'shən)
The process of working out in detail by labor and study.
The mental process occurring partly during dreaming and partly during the recalling or telling of a dream, by means of which the latent content of the dream is brought into increasingly more coherent and logical order, resulting in the manifest content of the dream.