Definition of Sophistication

1. Noun. Uplifting enlightenment.

Exact synonyms: Edification
Generic synonyms: Enlightenment
Specialized synonyms: Disenchantment, Disillusion, Disillusionment
Derivative terms: Edify



2. Noun. A deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone.
Exact synonyms: Sophism, Sophistry
Generic synonyms: Fallacy, False Belief
Derivative terms: Sophist, Sophistic, Sophisticate

3. Noun. Being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject. "Understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
Generic synonyms: Expertise, Expertness
Derivative terms: Sophisticate

4. Noun. The quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment.
Exact synonyms: Mundaneness, Mundanity, Worldliness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Derivative terms: Mundane, Sophisticate, Worldly
Antonyms: Naivete

5. Noun. Falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies. "He practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
Generic synonyms: Falsehood, Falsification
Derivative terms: Sophisticate

Definition of Sophistication

1. n. The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs.

Definition of Sophistication

1. Noun. Enlightenment or education. ¹

2. Noun. Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire. ¹

3. Noun. Deceptive logic; sophistry. ¹

4. Noun. Falsification or contamination. ¹

5. Noun. Complexity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sophistication

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Sophistication

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1. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1851)
"Adulteration and sophistication of Teas. Since writing my former paper, ... The first I shall mention is a sophistication which has been carried on in this ..."

2. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1851)
"Adulteration and sophistication of Teas. Since writing my former paper, ... The first I shall mention is a sophistication which has been carried on ..."

3. Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1902)
"Adulteration or sophistication of Vegetable Drugs. Since adulterated crude drugs ... Some drugs lend themselves more readily to sophistication than others. ..."

4. The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry (1905)
"... and the others who belong to the roll of the great philosophers, there exists a general sophistication, which is more elusive but not less significant . ..."

5. The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry (1905)
"... and the others who belong to the roll of the great philosophers, there exists a general sophistication, which is more elusive but not less significant. ..."

6. The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1921)
"... OR sophistication OF VEGETABLE DRUGS It is not necessary to enter into a discussion of the various motives which lead to the practice of sophistication ..."

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