noun[mass noun] • formal
- The moral or intellectual instruction or improvement of someone: a video was filmed for the edification of clientsMore example sentences
- Cemeteries are no longer sites of public moral edification and aesthetic education.
- We do not customarily look to opera for moral edification.
- Stories of wonder shifted from instruments of edification to entertainment.
late Middle English: from Latin aedificatio(n-), from aedificare 'build' (see edify).