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edifice

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

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2 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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3 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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The first known use of edifice was in the 14th century

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“Edifice.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/edifice. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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