edification
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
Noun

edification

  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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