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"sophisticated" in British English

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sophisticatedadjective

uk   /səˈfɪs.tɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /-t̬ɪd/
B2 having a good ​understanding of the way ​peoplebehave and/or a good ​knowledge of ​culture and ​fashion: She was ​slim, ​svelte, and sophisticated. I don't ​think I have any ​books that would ​suityour sophisticated ​tastes. He was ​older than me and from London and I ​thought him very sophisticated.B2 intelligent or made in a ​complicated way and ​thereforeable to do ​complicatedtasks: I ​think a more sophisticated ​approach is ​needed to ​solve this ​problem. These are among the most sophisticated ​weapons in the ​world.

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(Definition of sophisticated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sophisticatedadjective

 us   /səˈfɪs·tɪˌkeɪ·t̬ɪd/
having an ​understanding of the ​world and ​itsways, so that you are not ​easilyfooled, and having an ​understanding of ​people and ​ideas without making them ​seemsimple: Sophisticated readers ​understood the book’s ​hiddenmeaning. If a way of ​thinking, a ​system, or a ​machine is sophisticated, it is ​complicated or made with ​greatskill: sophisticated ​computersystems
(Definition of sophisticated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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