having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc.:
freed or free from coarseness, vulgarity, etc.:
freed from impurities:
very subtle, precise, or exact:
verb (used with object), refined, refining.
to bring to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities:
to refine metal, sugar, or petroleum.
to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing; make elegant or cultured.
to bring to a finer state or form by purifying.
to make more fine, subtle, or precise:
to refine one’s writing style.
verb (used without object), refined, refining.
to become pure:
The silver is refining in the furnace.
to become more fine, elegant, or polished:
His parents hope that his manners will refine as he gets older.
to make fine distinctions in thought or language.
refine on/upon, to improve by inserting finer distinctions, superior elements, etc.:
to refine on one’s previous work.
not coarse or vulgar; genteel, elegant, or polite
freed from impurities; purified
to make or become free from impurities, sediment, or other foreign matter; purify
(transitive) to separate (a mixture) into pure constituents, as in an oil refinery
to make or become free from coarse characteristics; make or become elegant or polished
(transitive) often foll by out. to remove (something impure or extraneous)
(intransitive; often foll by on or upon) to enlarge or improve (upon) by making subtle or fine distinctions
(transitive) to make (language) more subtle or polished
refine re·fine (rĭ-fīn’)
v. re·fined, re·fin·ing, re·fines
To reduce to a pure state; purify.
- Refined c
(RC) An extension of C to directly specify data access rights so that flow analysis, and hence automatic parallelisation, is more effective. Research implementations only. “Refining A Conventional Language For Race-Free Specification Of Parallel Algorithms,” H.G. Dietz et al, Proc 1984 Intl Conf Parallel Proc, pp.380-382.
- Refined fortran
(RF) Similar to Refined C. Research implementations only. “Refined Fortran: Another Sequential Language for Parallel Programming,” H.G. Dietz et al, Proc 1986 Intl Conf Parallel Proc, pp.184-191.
noun 1. fineness or elegance of feeling, taste, manners, language, etc. 2. an instance of refined feeling, manners, etc. 3. the act or process of refining. 4. the quality or state of being refined. 5. a subtle point or distinction. 6. subtle reasoning. 7. an improved, higher, or extreme form of something: a refinement of […]
verb (used with object), refined, refining. 1. to bring to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities: to refine metal, sugar, or petroleum. 2. to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing; make elegant or cultured. 3. to bring to a finer state or form by purifying. 4. to make more fine, […]