What does sophistication mean?

Definitions for sophistication
səˌfɪs tɪˈkeɪ ʃənso·phis·ti·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edification, sophisticationnoun

    uplifting enlightenment

  2. sophism, sophistry, sophisticationnoun

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

  3. sophisticationnoun

    being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject

    "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"

  4. sophistication, worldliness, mundaneness, mundanitynoun

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

  5. sophisticationnoun

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

    "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"


  1. sophisticationnoun

    Enlightenment or education.

  2. sophisticationnoun

    Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.

  3. sophisticationnoun

    Deceptive logic; sophistry.

  4. sophisticationnoun

    Falsification or contamination.

  5. sophisticationnoun


Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophisticationnoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. LL. sophisticatio, F. sophistication.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophistication in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophistication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sophistication in a Sentence

  1. Philip Stott:

    The conspiracy in which she is alleged to have played an integral and central part was one of the highest possible sophistication, planning, risk and reward.

  2. Shiladitya DasSarma:

    As the sophistication in the telescope increases, the prediction is that they will be able to determine the spectrum coming from these planets, they're so far away, and really there's no light, it's only the star they'd be able to see, but that's the goal. Because its so important to be able to detect life elsewhere in the universe.

  3. Mathew Alderson:

    I consider them to be ahead because of the reach and sophistication of their social networking tools.

  4. Lior Div:

    For this level of sophistication it's not a criminal group. It is a government that has capabilities that can do this kind of attack.

  5. Michael Vivio:

    Our No. 1 goal is to increase the capacity of our franchise network and the sophistication of our consultants, it’s a terrific challenge for our organization to meet.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. currish
    • B. usurious
    • C. motile
    • D. askant

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