noun pro·mo·tion \prə-ˈmō-shən\

: the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization

: the act of moving a sports team to a higher position in a league

: something (such as advertising) that is done to make people aware of something and increase its sales or popularity

Full Definition of PROMOTION

:  the act or fact of being raised in position or rank :  preferment
:  the act of furthering the growth or development of something; especially :  the furtherance of the acceptance and sale of merchandise through advertising, publicity, or discounting
pro·mo·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of PROMOTION

  1. There was little chance for promotion within the company.
  2. She was given a well-deserved promotion.
  3. The company is offering a special promotion to increase sales.
  4. the promotion of better relations between neighboring countries

First Known Use of PROMOTION

15th century

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite
PROMOTIONAL Defined for Kids


noun pro·mo·tion \prə-ˈmō-shən\

Definition of PROMOTION for Kids

:  the act of moving up in position or rank <She earned a promotion to captain.>
:  the act of helping something happen, develop, or increase <promotion of business>


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