Definitions for refinementrɪˈfaɪn mənt
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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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
True refinement seeks simplicity.
The same refinement which brings us new pleasures, exposes us to new pains.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
It's only with great vulgarity that you can achieve real refinement, only out of bawdy that you can get tenderness.
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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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