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
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>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up promotion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).