advancement

noun ad·vance·ment \ əd-ˈvan(t)-smənt \

Definition of advancement

1 :the action of advancing :the state of being advanced:
a :promotion or elevation to a higher rank or position
b :progression to a higher stage of development
2 :an improved feature :improvement

Examples of advancement in a Sentence

  1. A motor inside the camera is used for advancement of the film.

  2. She contributed greatly to the advancement of the new organization.

  3. working for the advancement of learning

  4. The program supports economic advancement in rural areas.

  5. This new method is a great advancement over past techniques.

  6. The job offers many opportunities for professional advancement.

  7. He is being considered for advancement.

  8. a series of rapid career advancements

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First Known Use of advancement

15th century


ADVANCEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

advancement

noun

Definition of advancement for English Language Learners

  • : the act of moving forward

  • : the act or result of making something better, more successful, etc.

  • : the act of being raised to a higher rank or position


ADVANCEMENT Defined for Kids

advancement

noun ad·vance·ment \ əd-ˈvan-smənt \

Definition of advancement for Students

1 :the action of moving forward in position or progress :the state of being moved forward in position or progress
  • the advancement of science
2 :the act of raising to a higher rank or position :the result of being raised to a higher rank or position He deserves his advancement in the company.

Medical Dictionary

advancement

noun ad·vance·ment \ əd-ˈvan(t)-smənt \

medical Definition of advancement

:detachment of a muscle or tendon from its insertion and reattachment (as in the surgical correction of strabismus) at a more advanced point from its insertion
  • flexor tendon advancement

Law Dictionary

advancement

noun ad·vance·ment

legal Definition of advancement

:something given in advance; specifically :money or property given as a gift by a living person (as by a parent to a child) with the intention that the amount the recipient inherits under the law from the person's estate will be reduced proportionately — compare ademption
Note: The Uniform Probate Code requires written evidence that the gift was intended to be an advancement. A person who gives a gift that is not intended as an advancement cannot later change it to an advancement. A gift given as an advancement can, however, be changed into an outright gift.


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