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
promotionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of promotion in a Sentence
There was little chance for promotion within the company.
She was given a well-deserved promotion.
The company is offering a special promotion to increase sales.
the promotion of better relations between neighboring countries
Recent Examples of promotion from the Web
Deals and discounts Mid-July means summer doldrums for many restaurants, so restaurant-week promotions are out there in a bid to get more bodies in seats.
But Tedder clearly was ready to step back from the pop-promotion machine, the near-constant touring, careful plotting of new releases and media teases.
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That was written by U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a conservative the Trump administration has been eyeing for a promotion to the Supreme Court.
Their promotion of Wahabbist ideology and generous funding of extremist clerics across the world results in terror and blowback across the globe, from Iraq, to Libya, to India and Europe.
Encouragingly, sales of apparel at full price rose about 7 percent as the retailer stuck to a strategy of reducing the number of promotions and avoided a clearance sale.
The Padres need to show that type of growth, an at-bat at a time at Petco, through promotions across the farm system and by continued acquisitions that gobble up even more chess pieces in the way this plan has positioned them.
A Major League Baseball umpire Monday sued baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and the league alleging racial discrimination in baseball's promotion and post-season assignment policies.
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First Known Use of promotion
PROMOTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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