promotion

noun pro·mo·tion \ prə-ˈmō-shən \
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of promotion

1 : the act or fact of being raised in position or rank : preferment
2 : the act of furthering the growth or development of something; especially : the furtherance of the acceptance and sale of merchandise through advertising, publicity, or discounting

promotional

play \prə-ˈmō-shnəl, prə-ˈmō-shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of promotion in a Sentence

  1. There was little chance for promotion within the company.

  2. She was given a well-deserved promotion.

  3. The company is offering a special promotion to increase sales.

  4. the promotion of better relations between neighboring countries

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First Known Use of promotion

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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PROMOTION Defined for English Language Learners

promotion

Definition of promotion for English Language Learners

  • : the act of moving someone to a higher or more important position or rank in an organization

  • : the act of moving a sports team to a higher position in a league

  • : something (such as advertising) that is done to make people aware of something and increase its sales or popularity


PROMOTION Defined for Kids

promotion

noun pro·mo·tion \ prə-ˈmō-shən \

Definition of promotion for Students

1 : the act of moving up in position or rank
  • She earned a promotion to captain.
2 : the act of helping something happen, develop, or increase
  • promotion of business


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