promotion

[pruh-moh-shuhn]
noun
1.
advancement in rank or position.
2.
furtherance or encouragement.
3.
the act of promoting.
4.
the state of being promoted.
5.
something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
6.
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:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin prōmōtiōn- (stem of prōmōtiō). See promote, -ion

promotional, adjective
nonpromotion, noun
prepromotion, noun
self-promotion, noun
unpromotional, adjective
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promote (prəˈməʊt)
 
vb
1.  to further or encourage the progress or existence of
2.  to raise to a higher rank, status, degree, etc
3.  to advance (a pupil or student) to a higher course, class, etc
4.  to urge the adoption of; work for: to promote reform
5.  to encourage the sale of (a product) by advertising or securing financial support
6.  chess to exchange (a pawn) for any piece other than a king when the pawn reaches the 8th rank
 
[C14: from Latin prōmovēre to push onwards, from pro-1 + movēre to move]
 
pro'motable
 
adj
 
pro'motion
 
n
 
pro'motional
 
adj

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promotion
1429, "advancement," from O.Fr. promotion (14c.), from L. promotionem, noun of action from promovere (see promote). Meaning "advertising, publicity" first recorded 1925. Promotional "relating to advertising" first recorded 1922.
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promotion pro·mo·tion (prə-mō'shən)
n.
The stimulation of the progress or growth of a tumor following initiation by a promoter.

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Example sentences
His promotion would have given him an even higher security clearance.
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.
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