|a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|1.||promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment|
|2.||advance a less common word for advance|
|3.||property law the use during a testator's lifetime of money or property for the benefit of a child or other person who is a prospective beneficiary in the testator's will|
advancement ad·vance·ment (ād-vāns'mənt)
A surgical procedure in which a tendinous insertion or a skin flap is severed from its attachment and is sutured to a further point on the body.