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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erection  \E*rec"tion\,  n.  [L.  erectio:  cf  F.  ['e]rection.] 
  1.  The  act  of  erecting,  or  raising  upright;  the  act  of 
  constructing,  as  a  building  or  a  wall,  or  of  fitting 
  together  the  parts  of  as  a  machine;  the  act  of  founding 
  or  establishing,  as  a  commonwealth  or  an  office;  also  the 
  act  of  rousing  to  excitement  or  courage. 
 
  2.  The  state  of  being  erected,  lifted  up  built,  established, 
  or  founded;  exaltation  of  feelings  or  purposes. 
 
  Her  peerless  height  my  mind  to  high  erection  draws 
  up  --Sidney 
 
  3.  State  of  being  stretched  to  stiffness;  tension. 
 
  4.  Anything  erected;  a  building  of  any  kind 
 
  5.  (Physiol.)  The  state  of  a  part  which  from  having  been 
  soft,  has  become  hard  and  swollen  by  the  accumulation  of 
  blood  in  the  erectile  tissue. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erection 
  n  1:  an  erect  penis  [syn:  {hard-on}] 
  2:  a  structure  that  has  been  erected 
  3:  the  act  of  building  or  putting  up  [syn:  {erecting}] 




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