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"refinement" in British English

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refinementnoun

uk   /rɪˈfaɪn.mənt/  us   /rɪˈfaɪn.mənt/
  • refinement noun (CHANGE)

[U] the process of making a substance pure: The refinement of raw opium yields other drugs, such as morphine.
[C or U] a small change that improves something: These refinements have increased the machine's accuracy by 25 percent. Clearly, the hypothesis does need some refinement, in the light of these surprising results.
  • refinement noun (POLITENESS)

[U] a quality of politeness and education: She's the personification of culture and refinement.
(Definition of refinement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"refinement" in American English

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refinementnoun [C/U]

 us   /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.
(Definition of refinement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"refinement" in Business English

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refinementnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈfaɪnmənt/
[U] PRODUCTION the process of making a substance pure: The refinement of raw opium yields other drugs, such as morphine.
[C or U] a small change that improves something: These refinements have increased the machine's accuracy by 25%. Long-term cost reductions will be achieved through the refinement of operations.
(Definition of refinement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“refinement” in British English

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