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


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sophisticationnoun

    Adulteration; not genuineness.

    Etymology: sophistication, Fr. from sophisticate.

    Sophistication is the act of counterfeiting or adulterating any thing with what is not so good, for the sake of unlawful gain. John Quincy.

    The drugs and simples sold in shops, generally are adulterated by the fraudulent avarice of the sellers, especially if the preciousness may make their sophistication very beneficial. Boyle.

    Besides easy submission to sophistications of sense, we have inability to prevent the miscarriages of our junior reasons. Joseph Glanvill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sophisticationnoun

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

  2. 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. 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.

  2. Shlomo Kramer:

    The security industry is facing a great challenge due to the changing threat landscape. Ten years ago networks faced generic broad attacks by kids, today, it's nation state attacks on critical infrastructure and organized crime attacks on financial assets. This requires much more sophistication.

  3. Satvinder Singh:

    Because of regulatory requirements, some of the western banks all over the world are no longer providing the same size of lines, liquidity as they used to, i think it's very welcoming to see Asian financial institutions like the Bank of China stepping up and being able to commit in building up both in terms of quality of sophistication and in terms of size of liquidation that the market needs.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Because if they do, there's incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of Iran and it would be a very successful regional power that was also abiding by international norms and international rules - and that would be good for everybody.

  5. Don Herold:

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

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