sophistication

  • 1sophistication — [ sɔfistikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1370, rare av. XIXe; de sophistiquer 1 ♦ Vieilli Action de sophistiquer, de frelater (une substance). « Ce qu il a trouvé, ce siècle, c est la falsification des denrées, la sophistication des produits » (Huysmans). ⇒… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2Sophistication — So*phis ti*ca tion, n. [Cf. LL. sophisticatio, F. sophistication.] The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3Sophistication —   [englisch/amerikanisch, səfɪstɪ keɪʃn; wörtlich »Kultiviertheit«], Bezeichnung für den Anpassungsprozess der afroamerikanischen Kultur an die herrschende, europäisch beeinflusste weiße Kultur in den USA. Er ist zum einen das Resultat der… …

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  • 4Sophistication — (v. gr.), 1) Wiederherstellung verlorener od. verdorbener Theile; 2) die alchymistische Verfälschung des Goldes, s. Sophisticum aurum; 3) Verfälschung, z.B. von Arzneimitteln; 4) bisweilen auch synonym mit Sophisma, Sophistischer Beweis, s.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5sophistication — index civilization, experience (background), perversion Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6sophistication — c.1400, use or employment of sophistry, from M.L. sophisticationem (nom. sophisticatio), from sophisticare adulterate, cheat quibble, from L. sophisticus of sophists, from Gk. sophistikos of or pertaining to a sophist, from sophistes a wise man,… …

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  • 7sophistication — [n] culture, style composure, elegance, finesse, poise, refinement, savoir faire, savoir vivre, social grace, tact, urbanity, worldliness, worldly wisdom; concepts 388,633,655 Ant. ingenuousness, naiveté, simplicity …

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  • 8sophistication — [sə fis΄tə kā′shən] n. [ME sophisticacioun < ML sophisticatio] 1. Now Rare the use of sophistry 2. a) the act or process of sophisticating b) the state, quality, or character of being sophisticated …

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  • 9sophistication — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great ▪ growing, increased, increasing ▪ cool ▪ cultural, intellectual …

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  • 10sophistication — n. the sophistication to + inf. (will she have enough sophistication to deal with their questions?) * * * [səˌfɪstɪ keɪʃ(ə)n] the sophistication to + inf. (will she have enough sophistication to deal with their questions?) …

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  • 11sophistication — [[t]səfɪ̱stɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu with supp The sophistication of people, places, machines, or methods is their quality of being sophisticated. It would take many decades to build up the level of education and sophistication required.… …

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  • 12sophistication — /seuh fis ti kay sheuhn/, n. 1. sophisticated character, ideas, tastes, or ways as the result of education, worldly experience, etc.: the sophistication of the wealthy. 2. change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting… …

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  • 13sophistication — (so fi sti ka sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Action de dénaturer une substance médicamenteuse ou autre par le mélange frauduleux de substances inertes ou d une qualité inférieure.    Chose sophistiquée. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 14sophistication — noun 1. uplifting enlightenment (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑edification • Derivationally related forms: ↑edify (for: ↑edification) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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  • 15SOPHISTICATION — s. f. Frelaterie, action de sophistiquer des drogues, etc. La sophistication des drogues …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16sophistication — so·phis·ti·ca·tion sə .fis tə kā shən n the process or result of making impure or weak: ADULTERATION <sophistication of a drug> …

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  • 17Sophistication — So|phis|ti|ca|tion [səfisti ke:ʃən] die; <aus engl. sophistication »Verfälschung«, dies aus mlat. sophisticatio, vgl. ↑Sophistikation> im Jazz u. Blues ein Stil, der gekennzeichnet ist durch die Abkehr von typischen Momenten der afroamerik …

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  • 18sophistication — so|phis|ti|ca|tion [ sə,fıstı keıʃn ] noun uncount 1. ) the quality of knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject: computer users with a high degree of sophistication a ) the quality of knowing a lot about things such as culture …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19sophistication — noun the shabbiest of work clothes could not disguise his sophistication Syn: worldliness, experience; urbanity, culture, civilization, polish, refinement; elegance, style, poise, finesse, savoir faire; informal cool …

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  • 20sophistication — UK [səˌfɪstɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the quality of knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject computer users with a high degree of sophistication 2) the quality of knowing a lot about things such as culture, fashion …

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