Definitions for "Refinement"
See 'Element Refinement'
A type of element qualifier giving detail about an element, such as Date (element) modified (refinement).
a key practice in the Model-Driven Architecture initiative of the Object Modelling Group
That which is refined, elaborated, or polished to excess; an affected subtilty; as, refinements of logic.
Quality appearance, indicating good breeding.
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
Refinement is the addition of new details to the functionality at a certain level of abstraction . The refinement of a system causes an enrichment in its behaviour or its capabilities to handle more types os signals and information,including those signals to and from the environment .Compare with the term partitioning. source: ITU-T Glossary domain: Information Model usage: EU-P103
The addition of details to a component.
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"
the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
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.
an operation, which modifies a program to make its behavior more defined and/or more deterministic
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 ยง 2.2.2.
Keywords:  raciness, pertaining, amount
pertaining to the amount of raciness
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.
The correction of relative values in Medicare's relative value scale that were initially set incorrectly.
Keywords:  subset, member, cover
A cover is a refinement of a cover if every member of is a subset of some member of .
Keywords:  ideas, metals, act
The act of refining, or the state of being refined; as, the refinement or metals; refinement of ideas.