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English definition of “edification”

edification

noun [U]     /ˌed.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal
the improvement of the mind and understanding , especially by learning : I tend to watch the television for pleasure rather than edification.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of edification noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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