- a refining or being refined
- the result of this
- delicacy or elegance of language, speech, manners, etc.; polish; cultivation
- a development; improvement; elaboration
- a fine distinction; subtlety
- An example of refinement is removing the impurities from oil so that the oil can be processed and used to provide power.
- An example of refinement is taking a product you designed and making many small changes so it becomes cheaper to produce and more user friendly.
- An example of refinement is knowing how to behave in fine restaurants and enjoying the ballet or opera.
Refinement is the process of making something better by making small changes, or good taste and cultural elegance.
- The act of refining.
- The result of refining; an improvement or elaboration.
- The state or quality of being refined; cultivation, as in manners or taste.
- A keen or precise phrasing; a subtle distinction.
- Her walk was unguarded like her mannerisms, a sweet lack of refinement he wasn't sure he liked.
- Probably nowhere can the actual historical progress from the primitive use of animal sacrifices to the later refinement of burning incense be more clearly traced than in the pages of the Old Testament, where no mention of the latter rite occurs before the period of the Mosaic legislation; but in the monuments of ancient Egypt the authentic traces of the use of incense that still exist carry us back to a much earlier date.
- He was hard and cruel, without any refinement or interest in cultu e.
- 3), so called from its inventor, is merely a refinement on the Montreuil method.
- Nor were his intimate associates men of refinement and taste; they were rather good fellows who quietly enjoyed a good bottle and a joke; he uniformly avoided encounters of wit with his equals.