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noun ad·ver·tise·ment \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt ; əd-ˈvər-təz-mənt , -tə-smənt \
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

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

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of advertisement

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French avertisement, advertissement, from avertiss-, advertiss-, stem of avertir, advertir "to notify, (reflexive) recognize, be mindful of" + -ment -ment — more at 1advert


ADVERTISEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

advertisement

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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

advertisement

noun ad·ver·tise·ment \ ˌad-vər-ˈtīz-mənt , ad-ˈvər-təz- \

Definition of advertisement for Students

: a notice or short film advertising something


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