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

Simple Definition of advertisement

  • : 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. 1 :  the act or process of advertising

  2. 2 :  a public notice; especially :  one published in the press or broadcast over the air

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.



15th Century

First Known Use of advertisement

15th century

Rhymes with advertisement



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