Noun Definition


1.Definition: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality

"They performed with great polish", "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose", "Almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"

Related Noun(s):cultivation, culture, finish, polish

Category: General

2.Definition: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

Related Noun(s):nicety, nuance, shade, subtlety

Category: General

3.Definition: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

Related Noun(s):purification

Category: General

4.Definition: the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste

"A man of intellectual refinement", "He is remembered for his generosity and civilization"

Related Noun(s):civilisation, civilization

Category: General

5.Definition: the result of improving something

"He described a refinement of this technique"

Related Noun(s):elaboration

Category: General