Definitions for sophisticationsəˌfɪs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

so•phis•ti•ca•tionsəˌfɪs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the process or result of change from the natural or simple to the knowledgeable or cultured; worldliness.

  2. complexity, as in design or organization.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. impairment; disillusionment.

  4. the use of sophistry.

Origin of sophistication:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. edification, sophistication(noun)

    uplifting enlightenment

  2. sophism, sophistry, sophistication(noun)

    a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

  3. sophistication(noun)

    being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject

    "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"

  4. sophistication, worldliness, mundaneness, mundanity(noun)

    the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

  5. sophistication(noun)

    falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies

    "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"

Wiktionary

  1. sophistication(Noun)

    Enlightenment or education.

  2. sophistication(Noun)

    Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.

  3. sophistication(Noun)

    Deceptive logic; sophistry.

  4. sophistication(Noun)

    Falsification or contamination.

  5. sophistication(Noun)

    Complexity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophistication(noun)

    the act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs


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