What does the word edification mean?

Usage examples for edification

  1. I write for your edification. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. Just how much pleasure and edification one can absorb during an automobile tour depends largely upon the individual- and the mood. – The Automobilist Abroad by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  3. Now, the reader must not expect I am going to describe military operations for his edification. – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed