HyperDic: refinement

English > 5 senses of the word refinement:
NOUNstaterefinement, polish, culture, cultivation, finisha highly developed state of perfection
eventrefinement, elaborationthe result of improving something
processrefinement, refining, purificationthe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
communicationrefinement, nuance, nicety, shade, subtletya subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
attributerefinement, civilization, civilisationthe quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
refinement > pronunciation
Soundsrahfay'nmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > refinement: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality.
Example "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"
Synonymspolish, culture, cultivation, finish
Broaderperfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultraThe state of being without a flaw or defect / defect / defect / defect
Spanishrefinamiento
Catalanpoliment, refinament
Verbsrefineimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
English > refinement: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe result of improving something.
Example"he described a refinement of this technique"
Synonymelaboration
Broaderimprovement, betterment, advanceA change for the better
Spanishrefinamiento
Verbsrefineimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
English > refinement: 5 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).
Synonymsrefining, purification
Narrowerrectification(chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
BroaderprocessingPreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
Spanishrefinación, refinado, refinadura, refino
Catalanrefinació, refinament, refinatge
Verbsrefinereduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state
refinetreat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
English > refinement: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.
Synonymsnuance, nicety, shade, subtlety
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
Spanishmatiz
Catalanmatís
Verbsrefinemake more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
English > refinement: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste.
Example"a man of intellectual refinement"
Synonymscivilization, civilisation
BroaderexcellenceThe quality of excelling

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