edification vs sophistication what difference

what is difference between edification and sophistication

English

Alternative forms

  • ædification (archaic)

Etymology

From Old French, from Latin aedificationem (building, construction), an accusative form of aedificatio, from aedificare.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

edification (countable and uncountable, plural edifications)

  1. The act of edifying, or the state of being edified or improved; a building process, especially morally, emotionally, or spiritually
    • March 14, 2018, Roger Penrose writing in The Guardian, ‘Mind over matter’: Stephen Hawking – obituary
      It seems clear that he took great delight in his commonly perceived role as “the No 1 celebrity scientist”; huge audiences would attend his public lectures, perhaps not always just for scientific edification.
  2. (archaic) A building or edifice.

Related terms

  • edificant
  • edificator
  • edificatory
  • edificial
  • edifice
  • edifier
  • edify
  • edifyingly
  • edifyingness

Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “edification”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • deification


English

Etymology

sophisticate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /səˌfɪs.tɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/

Noun

sophistication (countable and uncountable, plural sophistications)

  1. Enlightenment or education.
  2. Cultivated intellectual worldliness; savoir-faire.
  3. Deceptive logic; sophistry.
  4. Falsification or contamination.
  5. Complexity.
  6. Ability to deal with complexity.
  7. (archaic) The act of sophisticating; adulteration.
    the sophistication of drugs
    • 1663-1671, Robert Boyle, Considerations touching the Usefulness of Experimental Natural Philosophy
      how generally they [drugs] are adulterated by the fraudulent avarice of the feller ; especially when the sophistication is very gainful

Antonyms

  • (cultivated intellectual worldliness): provincialism

Derived terms

  • oversophistication

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɔ.fis.ti.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

sophistication f (plural sophistications)

  1. sophistication

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