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Meaning of EDIFICATION

Pronunciation:  `edufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  uplifting enlightenment
 

EDIFICATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: sophistication
 
 See Also: disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment, enlightenment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ed`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. aedificatio: cf. F.
['e]dification. See {Edify}.]
1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a
   building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense;
   moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement;
   instruction.

         The assured edification of his church. --Bp. Hall.

         Out of these magazines I shall supply the town with
         what may tend to their edification.   --Addison.

2. A building or edifice. [Obs.] --Bullokar.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accomplishments, acquisition of knowledge, acquisitions, attainments, catechization, coaching, didactics, direction, education, enlightening, enlightenment, guidance, illumination, improvement, information, instruction, learning, liberal education, pedagogics, pedagogy, private teaching, programmed instruction, reeducation, schooling, self-instruction, self-teaching, sophistication, spoon-feeding, store of knowledge, teaching, tuition, tutelage, tutorage, tutoring, tutorship, uplifting
 

 

 

 

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