sophistication

noun so·phis·ti·ca·tion \ sə-ˌfi-stə-ˈkā-shən \
|Updated on: 17 Aug 2018

Definition of sophistication

1 a : the use of sophistry : sophistic reasoning
2 : the process or result of becoming cultured, knowledgeable, or disillusioned; especially : cultivation, urbanity
3 : the process or result of becoming more complex, developed, or subtle

Examples of sophistication in a Sentence

  1. the engine's sophistication requires that all repairs be done by an experienced mechanic

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First Known Use of sophistication

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Medical Dictionary

sophistication

noun so·phis·ti·ca·tion \ sə-ˌfis-tə-ˈkā-shən \

medical Definition of sophistication

: the process or result of making impure or weak : adulteration
  • sophistication of a drug


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