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Dictionary definition for: Sophistication

1. (n) uplifting enlightenment

2. (n) a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone

3. (n) being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject; "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"

4. (n) the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

5. (n) falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies; "he practiced the art of sophistication upon reason"

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