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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Word Origin & History

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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Medical Dictionary

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 for selfpromotion
It was also a means of commercial selfpromotion on the part of writers and printers.
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