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[ ad-ver-tahyz-muhnt, ad-vur-tis-muhnt, -tiz- ]
/ ˌæd vərˈtaɪz mənt, ædˈvɜr tɪs mənt, -tɪz- /

noun

a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, or on the internet.
a public notice, especially in print.
the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.

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Origin of advertisement

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English, from Middle French avertissement; see origin at advertise, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM advertisement

pre·ad·ver·tise·ment, nounre·ad·ver·tise·ment, nounself-ad·ver·tise·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for advertisement

advertisement

sometimes US advertizement

/ (ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt, -tɪz-) /

noun

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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