HyperDic: sophistication

English > 5 senses of the word sophistication:
NOUNcognitionsophistication, edificationuplifting enlightenment
cognitionsophistication, sophism, sophistrya deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity / ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
cognitionsophisticationbeing expert or having knowledge of some technical subject
attributesophistication, worldliness, mundaneness, mundanitythe quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
actsophisticationfalsification by the use of sophistry
sophistication > pronunciation
Soundssahfih.stahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sophistication: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaninguplifting enlightenment.
Synonymedification
Narrowerdisenchantment, disillusion, disillusionmentFreeing from false belief or illusions
Broaderenlightenmenteducation that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
Spanishedificación, sofisticación
Catalansofisticació
English > sophistication: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity / ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone.
Synonymssophism, sophistry
Broaderfallacy, false beliefA misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Spanishargucia, sofisma, sofismo, sofista, sofistería
Catalansofisma, sofista, sofística
Verbssophisticatepractice sophistry
English > sophistication: 5 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningexpert or having knowledge of some technical subject.
Example"understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
Broaderexpertness, expertiseskillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
Spanishsofisticación
Verbssophisticatemake more complex or refined
English > sophistication: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment.
Synonymsworldliness, mundaneness, mundanity
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositenaivete, naivety, naivenesslack of sophistication or worldliness
Spanishmundología, sofisticación
Catalansofisticació
Verbssophisticatemake less natural or innocent
English > sophistication: 5 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningfalsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies.
Example"he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
Broaderfalsification, falsehoodThe act of rendering something false / false / false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
Verbssophisticatepractice sophistry

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