refinement

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refinement(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (elegance)
a. el refinamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
That was a classy statement. Barry is truly a man of refinement.Esa fue una declaración elegante. Barry es verdaderamente un hombre de refinamiento.
b. la finura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Jane's lovely home exudes a sense of refinement in every detail.La casa encantadora de Jane rezuma una sensación de finura en cada detalle.
c. la sofisticación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I am embarrassed to be in the same room with him. He has no manners and no refinement.Me da vergüenza estar en la misma habitación con él. No tiene educación ni una pizca de sofisticación.
2. (improvement)
a. el perfeccionamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We still have some refinement to do on the machine design before releasing it for sale.Todavía tenemos algo de perfeccionamiento que hacer en el diseño de la máquina antes de lanzarla al mercado.
b. la mejora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
This new technique represents a substantial refinement in the process.Esta nueva técnica representa una mejora sustancial en el proceso.
3. (act of refining)
a. el refinado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The refinement of petroleum produces several products.El refinado del petróleo produce varios productos.
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refinement
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of manners, taste, person)
a. el refinamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of technique)
a. la sofisticación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to make refinements to somethingperfeccionar algo
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refinement [rɪˈfaɪnmənt]
noun
1 [of person, language] refinamiento (m); [of manners] educación (f); finura (f); [of style] elegancia (f); urbanidad (f)
a person of some refinement una persona fina
2 (improvement) mejora (f); (in machine) perfeccionamiento (m)
3 (subtle detail) [of language] sutileza (f)
the details and refinements of the explanation remained obscure
that is a refinement of cruelty eso es ser más cruel todavía; with every possible refinement of cruelty con las formas más refinadas de la crueldad
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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