Definition of advertisement
1 : a public notice; especially : one published in the press or broadcast over the air <a full-page advertisement for the movie> <a TV advertisement>
2 : the act or process of advertising something <The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.>
Examples of advertisement in a sentence
The advertisement will appear in three magazines.
He learned about the job from an advertisement in the newspaper.
The company has spent a lot of money on advertisement.
Origin and Etymology of advertisement
First Known Use: 15th century
ADVERTISEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of advertisement for English Language Learners
: 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
ADVERTISEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of advertisement for Students
: a notice or short film advertising something
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