[ ed-uh-fis ]
/ ˈɛd ə fɪs /
a building, especially one of large size or imposing appearance.
any large, complex system or organization.
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Origin of edifice
synonym study for edifice
1. See building.
OTHER WORDS FROM edificeed·i·fi·cial [ed-uh-fish-uh l] /ˌɛd əˈfɪʃ əl/, adjectiveun·ed·i·fi·cial, adjective
Words nearby edifice
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Example sentences from the Web for edificial
Like most of the West Coast towns of the arid zone, Iquique is devoid of edificial interest.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for edificial
/ (ˈɛdɪfɪs) /
a building, esp a large or imposing one
a complex or elaborate institution or organization
Derived forms of edificeedificial (ˌɛdɪˈfɪʃəl), adjective
Word Origin for edifice
C14: from Old French, from Latin aedificium, from aedificāre to build; see edify
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