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noun ad·ver·tise·ment \ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt; əd-ˈvər-təz-mənt, -tə-smənt\

: something (such as a short film or a written notice) that is shown or presented to the public to help sell a product or to make an announcement

: a person or thing that shows how good or effective something is

: the act or process of advertising

Full Definition of ADVERTISEMENT

1
:  the act or process of advertising
2
:  a public notice; especially :  one published in the press or broadcast over the air
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Examples of ADVERTISEMENT

  1. The advertisement will appear in three magazines.
  2. He learned about the job from an advertisement in the newspaper.
  3. The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.

First Known Use of ADVERTISEMENT

15th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with ADVERTISEMENT

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noun ad·ver·tise·ment \ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt, ad-ˈvər-təz-\

Definition of ADVERTISEMENT for Kids

:  a notice or short film advertising something

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