Definition of edification in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] formal
The moral or intellectual instruction or improvement of someone: a video was filmed for the edification of clients
More 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).

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