Sep
06
2013

sophisticated

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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adjective
definition 1:  having knowledge or experience of the world or of culture, esp. in connection with the manners and ways of adult society; not naive or simple; worldly-wise.
example:  She seemed very sophisticated to me, always knowing what to say and do in every situation.
example:  A year abroad and two years at the university had made him much more sophisticated than when I had known him in high school.
example:  The sophisticated audience understood the various allusions in the play.

definition 2:  very complicated or complex.
example:  The company uses sophisticated machinery to engineer its products.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective sophisticated

ADVERB + sophisticated:    highly ~ , increasingly ~ , remarkably ~ ,  relatively ~ ,  surprisingly ~ , incredibly ~ , sufficiently ~ , technologically ~ , technically ~ , electronically ~ ,  politically ~ , intellectually ~ ,  linguistically ~ , culturally ~

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