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Definition of Refinement

Refinement

  1. The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas.
  2. That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic.

Refinement Quotations

Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
Bryant H. McGill

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Albert Einstein

Wealth brings with it refinement, the spirit of conservation, while poverty inspires adventurous ideas, the desire to change things, and has little care for life.
Jose Rizal

It has always seemed to me that a love of natural objects, and the depth, as well as exuberance and refinement of mind, produced by an intelligent delight in scenery, are elements of the first importance in the education of the young.
Frederick William Faber

We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming.
Howard Carter
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Refinement Translations

refinement in German is Veredelung, Verfeinerung
refinement in Latin is humanitas
refinement in Spanish is refinamiento
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