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advancement

[ad-vans-muh nt, -vahns-]
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noun
  1. an act of moving forward.
  2. promotion in rank or standing; preferment: She had high hopes for advancement in the company.
  3. 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.
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Origin of advancement

1250–1300; Middle English avauncement < Anglo-French, Old French avancement. See advance, -ment
Related formsnon·ad·vance·ment, nounself-ad·vance·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for advancement

advancement

noun
  1. promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment
  2. a less common word for advance (def. 10), advance (def. 11)
  3. property law the use during a testator's lifetime of money or property for the benefit of a child or other person who is a prospective beneficiary in the testator's will
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Word Origin and History for advancement

n.

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.

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advancement in Medicine

advancement

(ăd-vănsmənt)
n.
  1. 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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