AskDefine | Define edification

Dictionary Definition

edification n : uplifting enlightenment [syn: sophistication]

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  • /ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/, /%EdIfI"keIS@n/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn


  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.
  2. A building or edifice.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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