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erection

[i′rek·shən]
(civil engineering)
Positioning and fixing the frame of a structure.
(physiology)
The enlarged state of erectile tissue when engorged with blood, as of the penis or clitoris.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Erection

The hoisting and installing in place of the structural components of a building, using a crane, hoist, or any other power system.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

erection

The hoisting and/or installing in place of the structural components of a building, usually using a crane, hoist, or other powered equipment.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

erection

i. The assembly of a complete aircraft from subassemblies, components, or a dismantled state.
ii. A gyro-compass is “erected” when it is aligned along its proper axes, switched on, and has achieved its operating speed.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Erection of 2 storey extension to front and rear of dwelling, single storey extensions to side and rear, rear balcony and alterations to fenestration.
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The 2008 study, which involved the observation of 1000 older Finnish men found that those who claimed that they had sex at least once a week were less likely to develop erection problems than those who had sex less than once a week.
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Erection loss in association with condom use among young men attending a public STI clinic: potential correlates and implications for risk behaviour [Abstract].
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Yet many young gay men still coming to terms with their sexuality may experience real, if temporary, impotence problems because of their anxiety or nervousness about having sex with another man, Goldstone says: "For these guys, Viagra can certainly lower the anxiety level tremendously by taking away the worry about being able to get an erection, and help them over the proverbial hump, so to speak."
Very few men suddenly stop being able to get an erection. At around 60, most men notice some slowing down.
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can be a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections.
Those with a score of 1.0 (i.e., with very little ability to maintain an erection and complete intercourse) increased their score to a mean of 2.0 with placebo and to scores of 3.3, 3.1, and 3.5 with increasing doses of vardenafil.
"It gives a strong erection, a full erection, a long erection," says inventor and former Methodist minister Joe Yong.
[1.] In the able-bodied male there are two pathways for erection, both of which result in increased engorgement of blood in the penis.