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English definition of “refinement”

refinement

noun
 
 
/rɪˈfaɪnmənt/
IMPROVEMENT [C, U] a small change that improves something: Several refinements have been made to improve the car's performance.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
POLITE [U] polite behaviour and knowledge of social rules: a woman of refinementManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulPolite and respectfulPolite and respectful
PURE [U] the process of making a substance pureCorrecting and mendingEditing and compiling
(Definition of refinement from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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