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.
The numerical value of refinement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of refinement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of refinement in a Sentence
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
The 2019 Refinement provides an updated and sound scientific basis for supporting the preparation and continuous improvement of national greenhouse gas inventories.
The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.
There are some who say that Time is itself a hammer; that each slow second marks another tap that makes big rocks into little rocks, waterfalls into canyons, cliffs into beaches. There are some who say that Time is instead a blade. They see the dance of its razored tip, poised like a venomous snake, forever ready to slay faster than the eye can see. And there are some who say that Time is both hammer and blade. They say the hammer is a sculptor's mallet, and the blade is a sculptor's chisel: that each stroke is a refinement, a perfecting, a discovery of truth and beauty within what would otherwise be blank and lifeless stone. And I name this saying wisdom.
The physicist cannot simply surrender to the philosopher the critical contemplation of the theoretical foundations for he himself knows best and feels most surely where the shoe pinches.... he must try to make clear in his own mind just how far the concepts which he uses are justified... The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
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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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