promotion

noun

pro·​mo·​tion prə-ˈmō-shən How to pronounce promotion (audio)
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
prə-ˈmō-shnəl How to pronounce promotion (audio)
prə-ˈmō-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 on the Web Which is why Kuntz, before his December promotion to general manager was announced, went to team owner Philip Anschutz and asked for a blank check this winter. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Several area restaurants offer their Devour Indy menus all year long — sometimes even cheaper than during promotion. The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act states that all meetings of governing bodies shall be public and that an executive session will be permitted only for the purpose of considering employment, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any public officer or employee. Cynthia Howell, arkansasonline.com, 23 Feb. 2024 The new funding will help Groover integrate additional services into the platform including promotion, marketing, coaching and career development while supporting the expansion of Groover’s presence in the North American, European and Latin American markets. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2024 Red Lobster’s Endless Shrimp promotion was a big part of the reason the chain reported an $11 million operating loss in the third quarter of last year. Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 Feb. 2024 While never given explicit reasons why, 16% of advice-seekers expressed dismay over repeatedly watching male peers secure promotions and plum assignments despite feeling equally or better qualified. Serenity Gibbons, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Bureaucrats seeking promotion need to score at least 80 out of 100 points in a multi-item assessment matrix. Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 In order to have a physical and virtual space in time to bring the community together and further the conversation around the promotion of creativity, diversity and justice in image-making, in 2016 Glaviano directed in Milan the first edition of the Photo Vogue Festival. Vogue, 9 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of promotion was in the 15th century

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“Promotion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/promotion. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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promotion

noun
pro·​mo·​tion prə-ˈmō-shən How to pronounce promotion (audio)
1
: a moving up in position or rank
2
: the promoting of something
promotional
-shnəl How to pronounce promotion (audio)
-shən-ᵊl
adjective

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