- 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
Related Words for advancementadvance, growth, improvement, progress, elevation, rise, headway, preference, amelioration, betterment, gain, preferment, march, progression, anabasis
Examples from the Web for advancement
Contemporary Examples of advancement
He seeks redemption by facilitating the advancement of those tempted to resort to guns.If Gun Violence Is A Disease, These People Might Just Be The Cure
April 1, 2014
But together, they present a huge barrier to advancement for African American lawmakers who are looking to statewide office.Why I'd Rather be a Black Republican
February 17, 2014
The Advancement Project says these laws could potentially disenfranchise tens of thousands of minority voters.Was 2012 the Worst Year Ever for Voting Rights?
August 22, 2013
For Palestinian negotiators, a halt on settlement construction is necessary for the advancement of peace talks.Can Netanyahu Deliver a Two-State Solution?
Leila Hilal, Joshua Haber
August 14, 2013
Judith Browne Dianis, a co-director of the Advancement Project, a civil-rights organization, called the ruling disappointing.Everything You Need to Know About the Voting Rights Act
June 25, 2013
Historical Examples of advancement
It is interesting to note the advancement that has been made with this food.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The advancement of Mordecai was the natural result of Haman's ruin.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
He saw advancement in it—advancement in the right direction.The Law-Breakers
He refused the advance; he refused that and every other opening for advancement.
The man seemed to have a horror of advancement, or of coming in any way forward.
Word Origin and History for 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.
- 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.