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Definition of refinement:

  1. That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic.
  2. The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas.

Synonyms:

rightness, shadowiness, adsorb, precise, last, specter, courtliness, finis, good breeding, civilisation, gloss, elegancy, tincture, nuance, clean, justness, gentleness, intricacy, polish, destination, behave, subtlety, cultivation, working out, refining, nicety, urbanity, majesty, finishing, balanced equation, glossiness, bond, enlightenment, assay, accomplishment, shadiness, ghost, tad, wraith, chivalry, calcify, tone, tact, gallantry, enlargement, breakthrough, goal, style, clarification, conclusion, selectivity, selectiveness, ending, involution, behavior, burnish, purification, gentility, finale, culture, courtesy, stateliness, elaboration, coating, amplification, spook, quality, shade, civilization, classiness, learning, tint, purgation, acculturation, action, niceness, couth, draining, science, savoir-faire, cleaning, expansion, the carbon cycle, scholarship, aerate, elaborateness, spectre, erudition, finish, stopping point, close, lore.

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