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Webster 1913 Edition


Sophistication

So-phisˊti-ca′tion

,
Noun.
[Cf. LL.
sophisticatio
, F.
sophistication
.]
The act of sophisticating; adulteration;
as, the
sophistication
of drugs
.
Boyle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sophistication

SOPHISTICA'TION

,
Noun.
The act of adulterating; a counterfeiting or debasing the purity of some thing be a foreign admixture; adulteration.

Definition 2021


sophistication

sophistication

English

Noun

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. Ability to deal with complexity.
  7. (archaic) The act of sophisticating; adulteration.
    the sophistication of drugs
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Noun

sophistication f (plural sophistications)

  1. sophistication