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advertisement

or ad·ver·tize·ment

[ad-ver-tahyz-muh nt, ad-vur-tis-muh nt, -tiz-]
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noun
  1. a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc.
  2. a public notice, especially in print.
  3. the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.

Origin of advertisement

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Middle French word avertissement. See advertise, -ment
Related formspre·ad·ver·tise·ment, nounre·ad·ver·tise·ment, nounself-ad·ver·tise·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-advertisement

advertisement

sometimes US advertizement

noun
  1. any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etcShortened forms: ad, advert
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Word Origin and History for self-advertisement

advertisement

n.

early 15c., "written statement calling attention to" something, "public notice" (of anything, but often of a sale); from Middle French avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning "public notice" (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.

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