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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

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

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

If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians.
H. P. Lovecraft
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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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