Definition of fortification noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fortification

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˌfɔːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrtɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable, usually plural] a tower, wall, gun position, etc. built to defend a place against attack the ramparts and fortifications of the Old Town
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of fortifying or making something stronger plans for the fortification of the city
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: via French from late Latin fortificatio(n-), from fortificare, from Latin fortis ‘strong’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fortification