Definition of elaborative in US English:

elaborative

adjective

  • See elaborate

    • ‘Conditions that provide fewer opportunities to engage in such elaborative activities appear to have more modest and temporary effects on attitude change.’
    • ‘Class discussions may serve a similar function to role-play procedures in that they enhance both involvement and an elaborative cognitive process.’
    • ‘For each of these questions, a series of suggested probes was developed for use by the interviewers, intended to elicit more elaborative responses to these questions.’
    • ‘Long-term memory requires elaborative encoding in the inner part of the temporal lobes.’
    • ‘Music will develop imaginative, intuitive and elaborative faculties of the young minds and improve the relationship between the teacher and the students.’

Pronunciation

elaborative

/-ˌrātiv/