polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finish(noun)
a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
"they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
the result of improving something
"he described a refinement of this technique"
refining, refinement, purification(noun)
the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement(noun)
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
"without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
refinement, civilization, civilisation(noun)
the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
"a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
High-class style; cultivation.
A fine or subtle distinction.
the act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas
that which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic
Refinement is a generic term of computer science that encompasses various approaches for producing correct computer programs and simplifying existing programs to enable their formal verification.
The numerical value of refinement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of refinement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
True refinement seeks simplicity.
We thought there needed to be much more detail and refinement of those metrics.
I'm becoming more and more myself with time, I guess that's what grace is, the refinement of your soul through time.
Yale is a crucible in American life for the accommodation of intellectual achievement, of wisdom, of refinement, with the democratic ideals of openness, of social justice and of equal opportunity.
From a conservative's perspective, there are a number of things that need further refinement, this notion of a refundable tax credit is a big deal, Medicaid expansion is a big deal, the Cadillac tax is a big deal.
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- hienokäytöksisyys, puhdistaminen, puhdistus, sivistyneisyys, hienostuneisuus, jalostaminen, jalostusFinnish
- истенченост, рафинирање, префинетост, прочистувањеMacedonian
- verfijning, zuiveringDutch
- delicatețe, finețe, rafinament, rafinare, rafinajRomanian
- raffinemang, förfiningSwedish
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