Meaning of “sophisticated” in the English Dictionary

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"sophisticated" in British English

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

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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

(Definition of “sophisticated” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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