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Refinement meaning

refinement - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas.
  2. 2. That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic.
  3. 3. Act of refining; state of being refined; purity; elegance.

refinement - examples of usage

  1. They will tell you that it is not money, it is " good taste," " refinement," " charm of personality," and so on. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Indeed, more true refinement is oftener found among the lower classes where religious principles exist than is generally supposed. - "Won from the Waves", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. " Guess it's the refinement of competition due to the claims of our much proclaimed culture and civilization. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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