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Meaning of “refinement” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
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