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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. uplifting enlightenment;
[syn: edification, sophistication]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Edification \Ed`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. aedificatio: cf. F. ['e]dification. See Edify.] 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. [1913 Webster] The assured edification of his church. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] Out of these magazines I shall supply the town with what may tend to their edification. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A building or edifice. [Obs.] --Bullokar. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

edification n 1: uplifting enlightenment [syn: edification, sophistication]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "edification": 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