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From Old French, from Latin aedificationem (building, construction), an accusative form of aedificatio, from aedificare.

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edification (countable and uncountable, plural edifications)

  1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified or improved; a building process, especially morally, emotionally, or spiritually
    • March 14, 2018, Roger Penrose writing in The Guardian, 'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary
      It seems clear that he took great delight in his commonly perceived role as “the No 1 celebrity scientist”; huge audiences would attend his public lectures, perhaps not always just for scientific edification.
  2. (archaic) A building or edifice.

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  • edification” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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