Definition of 'refinement'
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The house is unpretentious in its lack of refinement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are an endless process of refinement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Essentially the project here is the further refinement of the already refined. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But making a commercially successful craft required further refinement. America Past and Present (1995)It was this refinement which gave elegance to a basically simple pattern. The Education of a Gardener (1994)Its main advantages over its predecessor were in comfort and refinement. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Cabin refinement and comfort are also high. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We admire detail and subtle refinement. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Again, there has been a process of refinement at work. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It works well, maximising fuel economy and refinement while providing extra grip when it is needed. Times, Sunday Times (2010) Further refinement of the rescue plan would have to wait It was time to press the button. Times, Sunday Times (2008)After this first step is taken, further refinement of specific goals comes more easily. Christianity Today (2000)Still, he is being tamed with elegance and admirable refinement. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The driving package has also improved, as have both the refinement and fuel economy of the engines. The Sun (2013)A further refinement of the technique enables the entire partial series to be sounded with varying degrees of clarity. Music and the Elemental Psyche: A Practical Guide to Music and Changing Consciousness (1987)The engine refinement has been improved for motorway driving, although it does become a bit buzzy on a long run. The Sun (2011)A smooth ride and refinement remain most important, but interior ambience is a big consideration too. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Ride and refinement: the twin pillars that must support any car's claim to be the best luxury vehicle in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It provides first-class comfort and refinement on long motorway journeys, and effortless overtaking power thanks to the combined torque of diesel and electrics working together. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But in terms of refinement and comfort, they are a country mile better than the cars you could buy as recently as a week ago last Tuesday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'refinement'
British English: refinement NOUN
Refinements are small changes or additions that you make to something in order to improve it. Refinement is the process of making refinements.
Older cars inevitably lack the latest safety refinements.
Definition of refinement from the Collins English Dictionary
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