[ad-vans-muh nt, -vahns-]
- an act of moving forward.
- promotion in rank or standing; preferment: She had high hopes for advancement in the company.
- Law. money or property given by one person during his or her lifetime to another that is considered an anticipation of an inheritance and is therefore to be deducted from any share that the recipient may have in a donor's estate.
Origin of advancement
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Examples from the Web for self-advancement
The Bousingots were part of this revolt, but the best of them had no thought of self-advancement.Vie de Bohme
The time has gone by when self-advancement can be gained by modest and unassuming methods.Rosemary and Rue
Throughout the five years of the Directorate he had been scheming and working for self-advancement.A Short History of the World
H. G. Wells
Papers by the workers themselves are, however, greatest incentives to study and self-advancement.
She did not wish to ruin her sister unless in self-defence, or rather, for the cause of self-advancement.Beatrice
H. Rider Haggard
- the act or process of improving one's position, education, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-advancement
c.1300, avauncement, "a raising to a higher rank," from Old French avancement "advancement, profit, advance payment," from avancer (see advance (v.)). Of money, from 1640s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A surgical procedure in which a tendinous insertion or a skin flap is severed from its attachment and is sutured to a further point on the body.
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