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refinement

re·fine·ment

refinement

 
pronunciation:
rih faIn mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of refining or condition of being refined.
synonyms:
clarification, purification
similar words:
cultivation, culture
definition 2: fineness of breeding, taste, or feelings.
synonyms:
breeding, cultivation, delicacy, fineness, gentility, polish, sensibility
antonyms:
vulgarity
similar words:
culture, taste
definition 3: an improvement, usu. in the details of something.
We are making refinements in the manufacturing process.
synonyms:
advance, amendment, improvement