Definitions for refinementrɪˈfaɪn mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•fine•mentrɪˈfaɪn mənt(n.)

  1. fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners, language, etc.

  2. an instance of this.

  3. the act or process of refining.

  4. the quality or state of being refined.

  5. a subtle point or distinction.

  6. an improved form of something.

  7. a detail or device added to improve something.

Origin of refinement:

1605–15

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

Freebase

  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

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

refinement(noun)

good manners, good taste, polite speech etc.

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