What does sophistication mean?

Definitions for sophisticationsəˌfɪs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sophistication.

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"


  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)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophistication(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [Cf. LL. sophisticatio, F. sophistication.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Leonardo DaVinci:

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  2. Alex Bertolini:

    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo DaVinci

  3. Don Herold:

    There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.

  4. Mathew Alderson:

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

  5. Joe Gallop:

    They are a uniquely capable group among ISIS supporters in terms of their overall operational sophistication.

Images & Illustrations of sophistication

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