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Noun: sophistication  su,fi-stu'key-shun
  1. Uplifting enlightenment
    - edification
     
  2. A deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    - sophism, sophistry
     
  3. Being expert or having knowledge of some technical subject
    "understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication"
     
  4. The quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
    - worldliness, mundaneness, mundanity
     
  5. Falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means of specious fallacies
    "he practised the art of sophistication upon reason"

Derived forms: sophistications

Type of: enlightenment, expertise, expertness, fallacy, false belief, falsehood, falsification, quality

Antonym: naiveté

Encyclopedia: Sophistication