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building

[′bil·diŋ]
(civil engineering)
A fixed structure for human occupancy and use.

Building

An enclosed and permanent structure for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional or office use, as distinguished from mobile structures or those not intended for occupancy.

What does it mean when you dream about a building?

In contemporary society, we live much of our lives in one sort of building or another. Thus, buildings in a dream may simply be stages for other kinds of dream scenarios (i.e., they do not necessarily have a symbolic meaning in and of themselves). Particular kinds of buildings may also symbolize the institution or business they house (e.g., a school building may symbolize public education). Buildings, especially houses, may also represent the self, particularly the physical body. In many-storied buildings, movement between floors sometimes symbolizes rising or falling in status or awareness.

building

A more or less enclosed and permanent structure for housing, commerce, industry, etc., distinguished from mobile structures and those not intended for occupancy. Also see accessory building.
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In the medieval tradition of aedificium scripturae, discussed by Gellrich in The Idea of the Book in the Middle Ages, the building of a building and the building of a book often were mental equivalents.
43,8,2,14: Claro que si tal edificio hubiera hecho que tu casa tenga menos luz, si compete este interdicto (Plane si aedificium hoc effecerit, ut minus luminis insula tua habeat, interdictum hoc competit) (11).
As Martinelli asserts, the structure of the Rvf is ordered in its every detail, marking out a moral itinerary, an architecture or spirituale aedificium, tracing the path from sin to repentance.