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  • 1 Refinement — may refer to:* Equilibrium refinement, the identification of actualized equilibria in game theory * Program refinement, the verifiable transformation of a formal specification into source code which can be compiled into an executable program *… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Refinement — Re*fine ment (r?*f?n ment), n. [Cf. F. raffinement.] 1. The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas. [1913 Webster] The more bodies are of kin to spirit in subtilty and refinement, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 refinement — UK US /rɪˈfaɪnmənt/ noun ► [U] PRODUCTION the process of making a substance pure: »The refinement of raw opium yields other drugs, such as morphine. ► [C or U] a small change that improves something: »These refinements have increased the machine… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 refinement — [n1] cleansing clarification, cleaning, depuration, detersion, distillation, draining, filtering, processing, purification, rarefaction, rectification; concept 165 Ant. corruption, dirtying, pollution refinement [n2] cultivation, civilization… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 refinement — index amendment (correction), amenity, civilization, clarification, courtesy, decorum, development ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 refinement — (n.) 1610s, act or process of refining, from REFINE (Cf. refine) + MENT (Cf. ment). Meaning fineness of feeling is from 1708 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 refinement — *culture, cultivation, breeding Analogous words: suavity, urbanity (see corresponding adjectives at SUAVE): courtesy, politeness, civility (see corresponding adjectives at CIVIL): *elegance, grace, dignity Antonyms: vulgarity …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 refinement — ► NOUN 1) the process of refining. 2) an improvement or clarification brought about by the making of small changes. 3) cultured elegance or superior taste …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 refinement — [ri fīn′mənt] n. 1. a) a refining or being refined b) the result of this 2. delicacy or elegance of language, speech, manners, etc.; polish; cultivation 3. a development; improvement; elaboration 4. a fine distinction; subtlety …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 refinement — noun 1 improvement to/on sth; process of improving sth ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ A greater refinement of the categorization is possible. ▪ extra, further ▪ constant …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 refinement — re|fine|ment [rıˈfaınmənt] n 1.) an improvement, usually a small one, to something ▪ The new model has a number of refinements. 2.) something which is an improved ↑version of an existing product, system etc refinement of ▪ The new theory is a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 refinement — [[t]rɪfa͟ɪnmənt[/t]] refinements 1) N VAR Refinements are small changes or additions that you make to something in order to improve it. Refinement is the process of making refinements. Older cars inevitably lack the latest safety refinements.… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 refinement — noun 1) the refinement of sugar Syn: purification, refining, processing, treatment, treating 2) all writing needs endless refinement Syn: improvement, polishing, honing, fine tuning, touching up, finishing off …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 refinement — UK [rɪˈfaɪnmənt] / US noun Word forms refinement : singular refinement plural refinements 1) [countable/uncountable] a small change that is made to something in order to improve it 2) [uncountable] the quality of being very polite and well… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 refinement — noun 1 (C) an addition or improvement to an existing product, system etc: The new car has a number of refinements such as an air bag and a catalytic converter. 2 (U) the quality of being polite and well educated, in a way that is typical of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 refinement — /ri fuyn meuhnt/, n. 1. fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners, language, etc. 2. an instance of refined feeling, manners, etc. 3. the act or process of refining. 4. the quality or state of being refined. 5. a subtle point or distinction …

    Universalium

  • 17 refinement — re|fine|ment [ rı faınmənt ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a small change that is made to something in order to improve it 2. ) uncount the quality of being well educated, having good MANNERS, and enjoying art, music, etc.: a man of great refinement …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 refinement — tobulinimas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. improvement; refinement; upgrading vok. Verbesserung, f; Verfeinerung, f rus. усовершенствование, f pranc. perfectionnement, m …

    Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • 19 refinement — rafinavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Priemaišų šalinimas iš techninio produkto. atitikmenys: angl. fining; refinement; refining rus. рафинирование …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 20 refinement — rafinavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rafinado gamyba iš smulkaus cukraus. atitikmenys: angl. fining; refinement; refining rus. рафинирование …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas