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promotion

[pruh-moh-shuh n] /prəˈmoʊ ʃən/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
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Examples for selfpromotion
  • It was also a means of commercial selfpromotion on the part of writers and printers.
Word Origin and History for selfpromotion

promotion

n.

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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selfpromotion in Medicine

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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Slang definitions & phrases for selfpromotion

promotion

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mexican promotion


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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