[ ed-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /


an act of edifying.
the state of being edified; uplift.
moral improvement or guidance.

Words nearby edification

Origin of edification

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin aedificātiōn- (stem of aedificātiō), equivalent to aedificāt(us) (past participle of aedificāre) built (aedi- stem of aedēs house + -fic-, combining form of facere to make + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for edification

/ (ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /


improvement, instruction, or enlightenment, esp when morally or spiritually uplifting
the act of edifying or state of being edified

Derived forms of edification

edificatory, adjective
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