a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality--Joseph Conrad
the result of improving something
the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste
- The new car has many added refinements such as air-conditioning and anti- blocking brakes.
- The oven has an automatic timer and other refinements.
- The new car has many new refinements such as a radio.
- This should not surely await final refinements of policy.
- Further theoretical refinements have removed the discrepancies.
- A few refinements have been made to the new programme.