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[ad-ver-tahyz-muhnt, ad-vur-tis-muhnt, -tiz-]
noun
1.
a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc.
2.
a public notice, especially in print.
3.
the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.
Also, advertizement.


Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French avertissement. See advertise, -ment

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advertisement or sometimes (US) advertizement (ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt, -tɪz-, ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt, -tɪz-)
 
n
ad, Shortened forms: advert any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etc
 
advertizement or sometimes (US) advertizement
 
n

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advertisement
mid-15c., "written statement calling attention to" something, "public notice" (of anything, but often of a sale); from Fr. avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning "public notice" (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.
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