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High-class style; cultivation
The act, or the result of refining; the removal of impurities, or a purified material
A fine or subtle distinction
{n} a purifying, an improvement
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
In the context of sensemaking, refinement is a sensemaking operation that purifies and possibly grades information The term is used in an analogy to the mining and refining of ore or oil An oil refinery removes impurities from the crude oil It can also split the oil into different grades -- which are used for different purposes Information refining produces enriched information See also document mining and sensemaking operations
Refinement is politeness and good manners. a girl who possessed both dignity and refinement
(v) A repetitive process (iterative or cyclical) used to test the preliminary design, make changes if necessary, and determine if the design meets the goals of the project Models are used to analyze and visualize the design Refinement drawings are used to analyze the design in its current stage of the design process
Data refinement refers to the integration of names, units and forms required for the creation of global data sets
the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
A relationship that represents a fuller specification of something that has already been specified at a certain level of detail For example, a design class is a refinement of an analysis class
A refinement is a dependency within which the source is at a finer degree of abstraction than the target You model a refinement using the refine keyword
the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique"
A relationship that represents the fuller specification of something that has already been specified at a certain level of detail For example, a design class is a refinement of an analysis class
That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic
the result of improving something; "he described a refinement of this technique
The addition of details to a component
Refinements are small changes or additions that you make to something in order to improve it. Refinement is the process of making refinements. Older cars inevitably lack the latest safety refinements
the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc )
Or sharpness, only applies to probability forecasts and is the extent to which an individual forecast differs from the overall average forecast It is related to the forecast marginal distribution, p(f), and can also be thought of as the degree to which probability forecasts approach categorical forecasts of 0 or 1
An alignment of every category of an ontology A to some category of another ontology B, which is called a refinement of A Every category in A must correspond to an equivalent category in B, but some primitives of A might be equivalent to nonprimitives in B Refinement defines a partial ordering of ontologies: if B is a refinement of A, and C is a refinement of B, then C is a refinement of A; if two ontologies are refinements of each other, then they must be isomorphic
The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas
An constructor operation that builds a term from another (already defined) term The constructed term has a root with constituent the identifier of the root of the original term For instance an alien person from Mars (the PC way to say Martian) can be refined from person as follows: (define (person Martian) (planet Mars)) The root is Martian and has person as constituent Refinement permits overriding, and in the example Martian overrides planet to be Mars--when formerly had been Earth Thus, refinement does not imply subsumption See §2 2 2
application of a transformation step to some software workproduct (a model or code) to produce a more detailed, less generic and less abstract software product
a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
{i} purification, filtration, distillation; act of making civilized, cultivation, improvement of manners or style
The revision of one or more descriptions as a result of discussion Refinements include the creation of new descriptions that are either subordinate to existing descriptions or otherwise dependent on them
improvement of the R-factor by adjustment of the model to better agree with the measured data There are limits as to how close the model must be before a refinement method can find a better structure This is the radius of convergence
plural of refinement