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He used the strategy he had refined during the turnover at Temple, which was writing and rewriting concepts until they lodged in his brain.

The systems are usually tested and refined throughout the year before being stretched to their limits during the actual event.

As computer scientists continue to refine and improve their algorithms, they’ll continue to blur the line between creativity and computation.

It feels very familiar—Microsoft has been refining the Xbox interface for years now and you won’t find any major tripping points.

He bought two giant barrel smokers in May, and just as important, he and his pit team have refined their techniques.

Twin studies using EEG were subsequently performed more than a dozen times, refining protocols and controlling for design flaws.

But the New Year is also about planning ahead, refining a longer-term vision of balance and sustainability.

Other technologies are refining the concept of a “fit” between school and student.

Refining the way in which the screening is administered would be preferable to discarding it altogether, Knoepfler believes.

“We share this focus on refining, taking away complexity, removing anything unnecessary, doing fewer things but better,” he says.

The clay used in refining the sugar is dug close to the mill; it feels soft and fat in the fingers.

The compounded rubber goes from the mixing mills to refining mills, to be prepared for the calenders.

As for the other part of refining, which consists in receiving new words and phrases, I shall not insist much on it.

Brewing in the senior day-room was a mere vulgar brawl, lacking all the refining influences of the study.

Reading which does not result in enlarging, stimulating, and refining one's nature is but a busy idleness.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to refining, such as: civilizing, clarifying, cleaning, cultivating, distillation, and elevating.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.