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Definition of sophisticated adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having a lot of experience of the world and knowing about fashion, culture, and other things that people think are socially important the sophisticated pleasures of city life Mark is a smart and sophisticated young man. compare naive
  2. 2(of a machine, system, etc.) advanced and complicated in the way that it works or is presented highly sophisticated computer systems Medical techniques are becoming more sophisticated all the time.
  3. 3(of a person) able to understand difficult or complicated ideas a sophisticated audience opposite unsophisticated
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