promoter

noun pro·mot·er \ prə-ˈmō-tər \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of promoter

1 : one that promotes; especially : one who assumes the financial responsibilities of a sporting event (such as a boxing match) including contracting with the principals, renting the site, and collecting gate receipts
2 obsolete : prosecutor
3 : a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst
4 : a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes

Examples of promoter in a Sentence

  1. a promoter of greater understanding and cooperation among churches

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First Known Use of promoter

14th century


PROMOTER Defined for English Language Learners

promoter

noun

Definition of promoter for English Language Learners

  • : a person or organization that organizes or provides money for a sports event, a musical performance, etc.

  • : a person or organization that helps something to happen, develop, or increase


Medical Dictionary

promoter

noun pro·mot·er \ -ˈmōt-ər \

medical Definition of promoter

1 : a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst
2 : a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes
3 : a chemical believed to promote carcinogenicity or mutagenicity

Law Dictionary

promoter

noun pro·mot·er

legal Definition of promoter

: one who alone or with others actively participates in the formation of a business or venture
  • promoters owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation they are promoting
  • —R. C. Clark


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