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advancement

[ ad-vans-muhnt, -vahns- ]
/ ædˈvæns mənt, -ˈvɑns- /
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Definition of advancement

noun
the act or process of moving forward: They hoped that destroying bridges around the metropolis would slow the advancement of enemy troops.
promotion in rank or standing; preferment: She had high hopes for advancement in the company.
development toward increased understanding, quality, utility, or benefit to human welfare in a consequential area of knowledge, technology, or practice: She toiled in the lab out of personal ambition, not for the advancement of medical science.
an achievement or result contributing to progress in a consequential area of knowledge, technology, or practice:Advancements in robotics will transform industry.
Law. money or property given by one person during their 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

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English avauncement, from Anglo-French, Old French avancement; see advance, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM advancement

non·ad·vance·ment, nounself-ad·vance·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for advancement

advancement
/ (ədˈvɑːnsmənt) /

noun
promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment
a less common word for advance (def. 10), advance (def. 11)
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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