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so·phis·ti·cate

 (sə-fĭs′tĭ-kāt′)
v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·cates
v.tr.
1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly: Travel tends to sophisticate a person.
2. To make more complex or refined: sophisticated the theory to take criticism into account.
3. Archaic
a. To mislead or corrupt (a person).
b. To make impure; adulterate.
v.intr. Archaic
To use sophistry.
n. (-kĭt)
A sophisticated person.

[Middle English sophisticaten, to adulterate, from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, sophisticāt-, from Latin sophisticus, sophistic, from Greek sophistikos, from sophistēs, sophist; see sophist.]

so·phis′ti·ca′tion n.
so·phis′ti·ca′tor n.

so•phis•ti•ca•tion

(səˌfɪs tɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the process or result of change from the natural or simple to the knowledgeable or cultured; worldliness.
2. complexity, as in design or organization.
3. impairment; disillusionment.
4. the use of sophistry.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sophistication - uplifting enlightenment
enlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment - freeing from false belief or illusions
2.sophistication - a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
3.sophistication - being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject; "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
expertise, expertness - skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
4.sophistication - the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
naiveness, naivete, naivety - lack of sophistication or worldliness
5.sophistication - falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies; "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
falsehood, falsification - the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting

sophistication

noun poise, worldliness, savoir-faire, urbanity, finesse, savoir-vivre (French), worldly wisdom They now have the sophistication attained by performing in public.

sophistication

noun
The state of being contaminated:
Translations
تَعْقيد، تَطَوُّر
rafinovanostsložitost
kompleksitetraffinement
álokoskodásbonyolultan kifinomult ízléselferdítésmeghamisítás
forfrömun
finezjaobyciewyrafinowaniewyrobieniezaawansowanie
prefinjenost
gelişmişlikkültürlülük

sophistication

[səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃən] N (= refinement) → sofisticación f; (= complexity) → complejidad f

sophistication

[səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃən] n
(= complexity) [equipment, machinery, technology] → sophistication f
(= refinement) [person, tastes] → raffinement m
(= intelligence) → culture f

sophistication

n
(= worldliness)Kultiviertheit f; (of manners, taste also)Feinheit f; (of cabaret act, audience)hohes Niveau; (of person, restaurant also)Gepflegtheit f, → Eleganz f; (of dress)Raffiniertheit f, → Schick m
(= complexity)hoher Entwicklungsstand or -grad; (of techniques)Raffiniertheit f; (of method)Durchdachtheit f; (of device)Ausgeklügeltheit f
(= subtlety, refinement)Subtilität f; (of mind)Differenziertheit f; (of prose, style)hohe Ansprüche pl; (of discussion)hohes Niveau; (of plan)Ausgeklügeltheit f, → Raffiniertheit f; (of system, approach)Komplexheit f

sophistication

[səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃn] n (of method, machine) → complessità; (of person, clothes) → raffinatezza; (of argument) → sottigliezza

sophisticated

(səˈfistikeitid) adjective
(negative unsophisticated).
1. (of a person) having a great deal of experience and worldly wisdom, knowledge of how to dress elegantly etc. a sophisticated young man; She has become very sophisticated since she went to live in London.
2. suitable for, or typical of, sophisticated people. The joke was too sophisticated for the child to understand; sophisticated clothes/hairstyles.
3. (of machines, processes etc) highly-developed, elaborate and produced with a high degree of skill and knowledge. sophisticated photographic techniques.
soˌphistiˈcation noun

sophistication

n. sofisticación, adulteración de una sustancia.