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Definition of Erection

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rigid and erect state of a bodily organ (especially the penis or clitoris); act of raising, act of setting up; construction, act of building; something which has been built
Erection Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.
  
(n.)
The state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.
  
(n.)
Anything erected; a building of any kind.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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erection
\e*rec"tion\ (?), n. [l. erectio: cf. f. érection.]
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.
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.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an erect penis
(synonym) hard-on
(hypernym) sexual arousal
2. a structure that has been erected
(hypernym) structure, construction
(derivation) raise, erect, rear, set up, put up
3. the act of building or putting up
(synonym) erecting
(hypernym) construction, building
(derivation) rear, erect
Erection Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of losing an erection
Fear of an erect penis
Erection Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An erection (clinically: penile erection or penile tumescence) is a physiological phenomenon of the male genitalia of many species, in which the penis becomes firmer, engorged and enlarged. Penile erection is the result of a complex interaction of psychological, neural, vascular and endocrine factors, and is often associated with sexual arousal or sexual attraction, although erections can also be spontaneous. The shape, angle and direction of an erection varies considerably in humans.

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Erection Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
The process of hoisting into place and bolting up the various parts of the ship's hull, machinery fittings, etc.
Erection Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
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Erection Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[ih-REK-shun]
In medicine, the swelling of the penis with blood, causing it to become firm.
A Service of the National Cancer Institute.
NKUDIC Kidney and Urologic Diseases Dictionary
Enlargement and hardening of the penis caused by increased blood flow into the penis and decreased blood flow out of it as a result of sexual excitement.

Context: Urologic Diseases
By the NKUDIC, a service of the NIDDK,NIH