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sophistication

so·phis·ti·ca·tion

sophistication

 
pronunciation:
s fI st keI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the quality or condition of having worldly knowledge, elegant refinement, or technological complexity.
The girl had grown up somewhat cloistered and lacked the sophistication that many of her peers at college possessed.He impressed her with his sophistication--his vast knowledge of the theater, art, and exotic cuisines.Robots are becoming machines of great sophistication capable of understanding the subtleties of human language.
similar words:
civilization, elegance, experience, polish, taste
definition 2: the process of gaining worldly wisdom or urbanity.