as in tower
a large, magnificent, or massive building the U.S. Capitol is one of our nation's most impressive edifices

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as in building
something built as a dwelling, shelter, or place for human activity the first edifices built by the colonists were primitive huts with walls of dried mud and roofs covered with thatch

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as in structure
the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form the edifice of the argument is quite simple, once you get past the fancy language

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“Edifice.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/edifice. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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