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Definitions for (noun) refinement

Main entry: refinement, civilisation, civilization Definition: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste Usage: a man of intellectual refinement; he is remembered for his generosity and civilization

Main entry: refinement, shade, subtlety, nuance, nicety Definition: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude Usage: without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor; don't argue about shades of meaning

Main entry: refinement, elaboration Definition: the result of improving something Usage: he described a refinement of this technique

Main entry: refinement, refining, purification Definition: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

Main entry: cultivation, culture, finish, refinement, polish Definition: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality Usage: 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