sophistication

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sophisticate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /səˌfɪs.tɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/

Noun[edit]

sophistication (countable and uncountable, plural sophistications)

  1. Enlightenment or education.
  2. Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.
  3. Deceptive logic; sophistry.
  4. Falsification or contamination.
  5. Complexity
  6. (archaic) The act of sophisticating; adulteration.
    the sophistication of drugs
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)

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