Definitions and translations for "refinement"

Definition of refinement

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1. The result of improving something.
He described a refinement of this technique.
2. A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.
3. The quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste.
4. A highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality.
I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose.
5. The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).
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English - English - refinement

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n. purification, filtration, distillation; act of making civilized, cultivation, improvement of manners or style

English - Spanish - refinement

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s. refinamiento, buen gusto, buena educación, corrección, cortesía, cultura, exquisitez, fineza, pulidez, refinación; afino; perfección, perfeccionamiento

English - French - refinement

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n. affinage; raffinage; épuration; raffinement; subtilité

English - German - refinement

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n. Läuterung; Verfeinerung; Verbesserung

English - Indonesian - refinement

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n. kehalusan, kemurnian, keadaban, perbaikan, pengilangan, pemurnian

English - Italian - refinement

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s. raffinamento, raffinazione; raffinatezza; squisitezza, finezza; miglioramento, miglioria

English - Polish - refinement

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n. polor, rafinowanie, rafinacja, oczyszczanie z domieszek, wyrafinowanie, subtelność, wytworność, obycie, wykwintność, dystynkcja, udoskonalenie

English - Portuguese - refinement

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s. refinamento, refinação; requinte; apuro

English - Romanian - refinement

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n. rafinament, delicateţe, rafinare, fineţe, subtilitate

English - Russian - refinement

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с. утонченность, изысканность; тонкость вкуса, изящество; очищение, очистка, рафинирование; обработка, отделка, улучшение; усовершенствование, повышение качества

English - Turkish - refinement

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i. arıtma, tasfiye, geliştirme, düzeltme, incelik, kibarlık, saflık, detay farkı

English - Ukrainian - refinement

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n. витонченість, удосконалення, рафінування

English - Dutch - refinement

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zn. raffinement; sublimatie; perfektie

English - Greek - refinement

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ουσ. λεπτότης, λεπτότητα, ευγένεια, εκκαθάριση, διύλιση, ραφινάρισμα

English - Arabic - refinement

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‏تصفية، تنقية، تحسين، دماثة، رقة، طهارة، دقة، تهذيب، تحسن، تكرير، كياسة‏

English - Chinese - refinement

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(名) 精致, 精巧, 高尚

English - Chinese - refinement

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(名) 精致, 精巧, 高尚

English - Hindi - refinement

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n. परिष्करण, परिष्कार, शोधन, संस्कार, संशोधन, शुद्धता, शिष्टता, विनय

English - Japanese - refinement

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(名) 精製; 上品; 改善

English - Korean - refinement

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명. 정제, 정련; 세련

English - Vietnamese - refinement

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n. sự tinh luyện, sự học, sự tinh chế, sự lọc
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Synonyms for refinement
1. purification: distillation, cleansing, purging, draining, processing, treatment
2. elegance: erudition, breeding, enlightenment, cultivation, culture, manners