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English definition of “erection”

erection

noun uk   /ɪˈrek.ʃən/ us  

erection noun (BUILDING)

[U] formal the act of building or making a structure: They approved the erection of an electrified fence around the prison. [C] mainly humorous a building: This splendid if extraordinary erection from the last century is a local landmark.

erection noun (PENIS)

[C] When a man has an erection, his penis is temporarily harder and bigger than usual and points up: to get/have an erection
(Definition of erection from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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