- 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.
- He was hard and cruel, without any refinement or interest in cultu e.
- 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.
- 3), so called from its inventor, is merely a refinement on the Montreuil method.
- The rise of Persian influence made itself felt in much the same way as the Norman influence in England by bringing a newer refinement into poetry.