edification


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ed·i·fi·ca·tion

 (ĕd′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
Intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement; enlightenment.
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edification

(ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. improvement, instruction, or enlightenment, esp when morally or spiritually uplifting
2. the act of edifying or state of being edified
ˌedifiˈcatory adj
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ed•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌɛd ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act of edifying.
2. the state of being edified.
3. moral improvement or guidance.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
e•dif•i•ca•to•ry (ɪˈdɪf ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edification - uplifting enlightenment
enlightenment - education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
disenchantment, disillusion, disillusionment - freeing from false belief or illusions
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edification

noun instruction, schooling, education, information, teaching, improvement, building up, guidance, nurture, tuition, enlightenment, uplifting, elevation the use of Scripture for the edification of believers
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edification

noun
The condition of being informed spiritually:
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Translations
تَنْوير، تَثْقيف، تَحْسين
osvěta
berigelse
mielenylennysrakennus
épüléstájékoztatás
povznesenie
aydınlatmaöğretme

edification

[ˌedɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nenseñanza f
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edification

[ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] nédification f, instruction f
for your edification → pour votre édification, pour votre instruction
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edification

nErbauung f; for the edification of …zur Erbauung des/der …
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edification

[ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] n (often iro) → cultura, educazione f
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edify

(ˈedifai) verb
to improve the mind or morals of.
ˌedifiˈcation noun
I told you that piece of news for your edification.
ˈedifying adjective
instructive; morally improving. an edifying lecture.
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References in classic literature ?
Of his life, career, achievements, and end nothing is preserved for the edification of his young successors in the fleet of to-day - nothing but this phrase, which, sailor-like in the simplicity of personal sentiment and strength of graphic expression, embodies the spirit of the epoch.
Will you then kindly answer, for the edification of the company and of myself ?
As I came to a halt before him, Tars Tarkas pointed over the incubator and said, "Sak." I saw that he wanted me to repeat my performance of yesterday for the edification of Lorquas Ptomel, and, as I must confess that my prowess gave me no little satisfaction, I responded quickly, leaping entirely over the parked chariots on the far side of the incubator.
Her guests stepped out at the wide entrance, and the stout porter, who used to read the newspapers in the mornings behind the glass door, to the edification of the passers-by, noiselessly opened the immense door, letting the visitors pass by him into the house.
No matter what the subject might be, a brain-racking effort was made to squirm it into some aspect or other that the moral and religious mind could contemplate with edification. The glaring insincerity of these sermons was not sufficient to compass the banishment of the fashion from the schools, and it is not sufficient to-day; it never will be sufficient while the world stands, perhaps.
They mimic and caricature him for his own edification. One, pretending to imitate him, goes outside and comes in again in a ludicrously nervous manner, explaining to him afterward that that is the way he--meaning the shy fellow--walks into a room; or, turning to him with "This is the way you shake hands," proceeds to go through a comic pantomime with the rest of the room, taking hold of every one's hand as if it were a hot plate and flabbily dropping it again.
All these details which we here lay bare for the edification of the reader, were so covered by the general uproar, that they were lost in it before reaching the reserved platforms; moreover, they would have moved the cardinal but little, so much a part of the customs were the liberties of that day.
Who knows if these brave men may not get up for the edification of his most Christian majesty a little bastion of Saint- Gervais!
The three captives, heavily ironed, were exposed each day in the compound, as good examples of what happened to bad examples, all for the edification of the seven score and ten half-wild Poonga-Poonga men.
I am an example of some of the workings of the social system of this illustrious country on the individual native, during the early part of the present century; and, if I may say so without unbecoming vanity, I should like to quote myself for the edification of my countrymen.
'Tis the six-and-twentieth edition, promulgated at Boston, Anno Domini 1744; and is entitled, 'The Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs of the Old and New Testaments; faithfully translated into English Metre, for the Use, Edification, and Comfort of the Saints, in Public and Private, especially in New England'."
Should any little accidental disappointment of the appetite occur, such as the spoiling of a meal, the under or the over dressing of a dish, the incident ought not to be neutralised by replacing with something more delicate the comfort lost, thus pampering the body and obviating the aim of this institution; it ought to be improved to the spiritual edification of the pupils, by encouraging them to evince fortitude under temporary privation.