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sub•tle•ty



Pronunciation: (sut'l-tē), [key]
n.,
pl. -ties.

1. the state or quality of being subtle.
2. delicacy or nicety of character or meaning.
3. acuteness or penetration of mind; delicacy of discrimination.
4. a fine-drawn distinction; refinement of reasoning: the subtleties of logic.
5. something subtle.
6. Hist.an elaborate confection, ornate in construction and ornamentation, sometimes edible but more often made and used as a decoration for a table or buffet.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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