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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so·phis·ti·ca·tion /səˌfɪstəˈkeʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·phis·ti·ca·tion n.  The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: uplifting enlightenment [syn: edification]
      2: a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in
         reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone [syn: sophism,
      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 through cultivation or experience or
         disillusionment [syn: worldliness] [ant: naivete]
      5: falsification by the use of sophistry; misleading by means
         of specious fallacies; "he practiced the art of
         sophistication upon reason"