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
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

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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