elaboration vs intricacy what difference

what is difference between elaboration and intricacy

English

Etymology

From Middle French élaboration.
Morphologically elaborate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

elaboration (countable and uncountable, plural elaborations)

  1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
  2. 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
    the elaboration of food into chyme
    the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues
  3. (computing) 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.
  4. (electronics) 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.
  5. (psychology) The level of processing of a message or argument.

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English

Etymology

From intricate +‎ -cy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.tɹɪ.kə.si/
  • (Ireland) IPA(key): /ɪnˈtɹɪ.kə.si/

Noun

intricacy (countable and uncountable, plural intricacies)

  1. The state or quality of being intricate or entangled.
    the intricacy of a knot
    the intricacy of accounts
    the intricacy of a cause in controversy
  2. Perplexity
    Synonyms: involution, complication, complexity
  3. Something which is intricate or complex.
    There are many intricacies in the plot of this novel.

Translations

References

  • intricacy in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • intricacy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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