Definitions for refinementrɪˈfaɪn mənt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. 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

  2. refinement, elaboration(noun)

    the result of improving something

    "he described a refinement of this technique"

  3. refining, refinement, purification(noun)

    the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. refinement(Noun)

    The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material

  2. refinement(Noun)

    High-class style; cultivation.

  3. refinement(Noun)

    A fine or subtle distinction.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Refinement(noun)

    the act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas

  2. Refinement(noun)

    that which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Refinement

    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.

Translations for refinement

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  • rafinaceCzech
  • raffinementDanish
  • hienokäytöksisyys, puhdistaminen, puhdistus, sivistyneisyys, hienostuneisuus, jalostaminen, jalostusFinnish
  • raffinementFrench
  • kifinomultságHungarian
  • みやびJapanese
  • истенченост, рафинирање, префинетост, прочистувањеMacedonian
  • verfijning, zuiveringDutch
  • refinoPortuguese
  • delicatețe, finețe, rafinament, rafinare, rafinajRomanian
  • raffinemang, förfiningSwedish

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