What does refinement mean?

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rɪˈfaɪn məntre·fine·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polish, refinement, culture, cultivation, finishnoun

    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, elaborationnoun

    the result of improving something

    "he described a refinement of this technique"

  3. refining, refinement, purificationnoun

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

  4. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinementnoun

    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, civilisationnoun

    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. refinementnoun

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

  2. refinementnoun

    High-class style; cultivation.

  3. refinementnoun

    A fine or subtle distinction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refinementnoun

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

  2. Refinementnoun

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refinement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refinement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of refinement in a Sentence

  1. Kiyoto Tanabe:

    The 2019 Refinement provides an updated and sound scientific basis for supporting the preparation and continuous improvement of national greenhouse gas inventories.

  2. Cicero:

    A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.

  3. Eugène Delacroix:

    The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.

  4. Albert Einstein, Physics and Reality [1936]:

    The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.

  5. Jewel:

    I'm becoming more and more myself with time, I guess that's what grace is, the refinement of your soul through time.

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