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Meaning of SOPHISTICATION

Pronunciation:  su`fistu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies; "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"
  2. [n]  the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
  3. [n]  being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject; "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
  4. [n]  a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
  5. [n]  uplifting enlightenment
 

SOPHISTICATION is a 14 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: edification, sophism, sophistry, worldliness
 
 Antonyms: naiveness, naivete, naivety
 
 See Also: disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment, enlightenment, expertise, expertness, fallacy, false belief, falsehood, falsification, quality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\So*phis`ti*ca"tion\, n. [Cf. LL. sophisticatio,
F. sophistication.]
The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the
sophistication of drugs. --Boyle.

 

 

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