Definition of erection in English:


Syllabification: e·rec·tion
Pronunciation: /iˈrekSHən


  • 1The action of erecting a structure or object: fees will be levied for the erection of monuments
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    • The company has won international acclaim for their experience in the manufacture and erection of stainless steel structures and the completion of the spire is another feather in their cap.
    • The erector designed and positioned the falsework to allow erection of catwalks and primary steel for the five center elements.
    • In many cases erection of the structures is claimed to be about two-thirds the cost of conventional building.
  • 1.1A building or other upright structure.
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    • Close before us were long erections like shop counters, but not quite so high.
    • These erections - mosques, Buddhist temples and a statue of Jesus Christ - reflect the independent characteristics of different religions in their togetherness.
    • Berlin is pocked with meaningful erections that make the cranes and concrete mixers look aesthetic.

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