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[pruh-moh-shuh n] /prəˈmoʊ ʃən/
advancement in rank or position.
furtherance or encouragement.
the act of promoting.
the state of being promoted.
something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
Also called queening. Chess. the replacement of a pawn that has reached the enemy's first rank by a more powerful piece of the same color, usually a queen.
Origin of promotion
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin prōmōtiōn- (stem of prōmōtiō). See promote, -ion
Related forms
promotional, adjective
nonpromotion, noun
prepromotion, noun
self-promotion, noun
unpromotional, adjective Unabridged
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  • His promotion would have given him an even higher security clearance.
  • It was silly and clearly aiming at publicity, self promotion and probably future grant applications.
  • The academic promotion and enhancement of position in society would a way process.
  • Some negative promotion and tenure decisions seem predetermined the moment a newly hired scholar signs a job contract.
  • Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate or modify the promotion.
  • The sales promotion banners hanging from the ceiling were moving.
  • It was clearly made for promotion for the cause of abolition.
  • Relying solely on journal articles to evaluate computer-science professors for promotion and tenure is a mistake.
  • In the country's many family firms, too, opportunity for promotion is limited for non-family members.
  • More productive members of society are occupied with productivity instead of self promotion.
Word Origin and History for promotion

c.1400, "advancement in rank or position," from Old French promocion "election, promotion" (14c., Modern French promotion) and directly from Latin promotionem (nominative promotio) "a moving forward," noun of action from past participle stem of promovere (see promote). Meaning "advertising, publicity" first recorded 1925.

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promotion in Medicine

promotion pro·mo·tion (prə-mō'shən)
The stimulation of the progress or growth of a tumor following initiation by a promoter.

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mexican promotion

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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