Word of the Day: SOPHISTICATION

SOPHISTICATION

so·phis·ti·ca·tion: noun \sə-ˌfis-tə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of SOPHISTICATION

1a :  the use of sophistry :  sophistic reasoning
2:  the process or result of becoming cultured, knowledgeable, or disillusioned; especially :  cultivation, urbanity
3:  the process or result of becoming more complex, developed, or subtle

***soph·ist·ry: noun \ˈsä-fə-strē\

: the use of reasoning or arguments that sound correct but are actually false

: a reason or argument that sounds correct but is actually false

***quib·ble:verb \ˈkwi-bəl\

: to argue or complain about small, unimportant things

Examples of SOPHISTICATION

  1. <the engine’s sophistication requires that all repairs be done by an experienced mechanic>

Medical Definition of SOPHISTICATION

: the process or result of making impure or weak : adulteration <sophistication of a drug>

First Known Use of SOPHISTICATION

15th century
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