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adjective sophisticated pronunciation in American English /səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtəd/
  1. 1
    knowing and understanding a lot about a complicated subject

    Consumers are getting more sophisticated and more demanding.

    Ten-year-olds can have a highly sophisticated grasp of morality.

  2. 2
    complicated and advanced in design

    highly sophisticated surveillance equipment

  3. 3
    knowing a lot about things such as culture, fashion, and the modern world

    She was elegant and sophisticated.

    sophisticated dinner-table conversation

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