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English definition of “refinement”

refinement

noun [C/U]    /rɪˈfɑɪn·mənt/
the process of improving something: [C] The accuracy of the machine has been increased through a number of refinements. [U] The refinement of sugar cane produces sugar . Refinement also means means the quality of politeness seen in someone's behavior : [U] She grew up in a home environment of culture and refinement.
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