1. [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;
The assured edification of his church. --Bp. Hall.
Out of these magazines I shall supply the town with
what may tend to their edification. --Addison.
2. A building or edifice. [Obs.] --Bullokar.
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