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refinements, plural;
  1. The process of removing impurities or unwanted elements from a substance
    • - the refinement of uranium
  2. The improvement or clarification of something by the making of small changes
    • - this gross figure needs considerable refinement
    • - recent refinements to production techniques
  3. Cultured elegance in behavior or manner
    • - her carefully cultivated veneer of refinement
  4. Sophisticated and superior good taste
    • - the refinement of Hellenistic art

  1. polish: a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  2. the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"
  3. refining: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
  4. nuance: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
  5. the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
  6. (refine) polish: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
  7. In game theory, a solution concept is a formal rule for predicting how the game will be played. These predictions are called "solutions", and describe which strategies will be adopted by players, therefore predicting the result of the game. ...
  8. In mathematics, a cover of a set X is a collection of sets such that X is a subset of the union of sets in the collection. Formally, if
  9. (Refined) Refining (also called affining) is the process of purification of a (1) substance or a (2) form. The term is usually used of a natural resource that is almost in a usable form, but which is more useful in its pure form. ...
  10. The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material; High-class style; cultivation; A fine or subtle distinction
  11. (refined) Showing or having good feelings or good taste; An absence of coarseness; Not vulgar; Without impurities
  12. (Refine) to alter a search in order to retrieve fewer hits. The use of the Boolean operator AND refines a search. This is also known as 'limiting' or 'narrowing' a search.
  13. (REFINE) To reduce crude metals to a finer, purer state.
  14. (REFINE) Click this icon to limit the scope of the corpus being reviewed to retrieve the contexts for a specific lemma: by composition, author, period, or genre.
  15. (Refine) To re-express Data in a different form or according to a different Data model (cf. Derive).
  16. (Refine) to change a conjecture slightly so that it is true
  17. (Refine) to separate pure metal from the impurities in the ore in the smelting process. This procedure is spoken of in the Old Testament as a symbol of GOD's purification of the nation of Israel when he sent hardship and affliction upon them in punishment for their sins (Jer. 9:7; Zech. 13:9).
  18. (refine) (v) kеskinlеrgе, tübün bilirgе
  19. (refine) A Prinergy process that can include CEPS conversion, normalizing, Copydot handling, color conversion, trapping, optimizing, thumbnail generation, and imposition automation. Input files are processed by the refiner according to the parameters set in the selected refine process plan.
  20. (refine) v. to make pure, to improve
  21. (refine) v.  remove impurities from (sth); purify
  22. (Refined) Used to describe wines of high quality and balance.
  23. (REFINED) Term for well-balanced wines. Mostly refers to reds, such as Zinfandel, which normally turn "powerful" in the barrel. Almost a synonym for "elegant".
  24. (Refined) Biophysical or chemical alteration of raw material. In regard to food, it means that components are removed in order to preserve them, destroying their holistic structure and energy/information/consciousness content.
  25. (refined) (or complete) Bouguer anomaly (usual abbreviation ΔgB): the DTM is considered as accurate as possible, using a standard density of 2.67 g/cm³ (granite, limestone). Bouguer anomalies are ideal for geophysics because they show the effects of different rock densities in the subsurface. ...