Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Elaboration Relation


An elaboration relation is an interpropositional relation in which a proposition(s) provides detail relating to some aspect of another proposition.



  • Naming a member of a set
  • Providing an instance of an abstraction
  • Naming a part of a whole
  • Describing a step in a process
  • Giving an attribute of an object
  • Providing a specific in relation to a generalization
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