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sophistication

noun [U]  /səˌfɪs·tɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ us  
the quality of having an understanding of the world and its ways, and having an understanding of the way people behave: his wit and sophistication Sophistication is also the quality of being complicated or made with great skill: The level of sophistication in the cameras has grown tremendously.
Translations of “sophistication”
in Chinese (Traditional) 世故,老練, 精密化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 世故,老练, 精密化…
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