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.
Recent Examples of advertisement from the Web
The Guardian reports that the Advertising Standards Authority has proposed the new rules to crack down on ads that perpetuate gender stereotypes as part of an effort to address how women are portrayed in advertisements.
One of ICAIC’s most prolific designers, Antonio Reboiro (b. 1935), created a psychedelic advertisement for John Huston’s 1956 adventure flick Moby Dick, which was shown in Cuba 12 years later.
The line, out July 11, will feature four limited-edition pairs of sunglasses and 11 permanent ones — and while this is great news for sunnies lovers, the best part of the announcement was definitely the advertisements.
With the July Fourth holiday approaching, car dealership advertisements flood the airwaves and every deal sounds better than the one before it.
Pictured above is an early advertisement for Dale's.
With his club-kid energy and physical luminosity, Stanley is his own best advertisement.
Whether that's simply to better tailor advertisements to your tastes or to pinpoint your location in the always-impending large scale herding of dissenters into the cattle pen remains to be seen.
Easton's disability led his family to an event called Go Baby Go, which Green heard about through a Facebook advertisement.
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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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