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sophisticatedadjective

 us   /səˈfɪs·tɪˌkeɪ·t̬ɪd/
having an understanding of the world and its ways, so that you are not easily fooled, and having an understanding of people and ideas without making them seem simple: Sophisticated readers understood the book’s hidden meaning.
If a way of thinking, a system, or a machine is sophisticated, it is complicated or made with great skill: sophisticated computer systems
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uk   /səˈfɪs.tɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /səˈfɪs.tə.keɪ.t̬ɪd/
B2 having a good understanding of the way people behave 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 suit your 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 therefore able to do complicated tasks: 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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