the act or practice of calling public attention to one's product, service, need, etc., especially by paid announcements in newspapers and magazines, over radio or television, on billboards, etc.: to get more customers by advertising.
paid announcements; advertisements.
- coun·ter·ad·ver·tis·ing, noun
- pro·ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective
- pro·ad·ver·tiz·ing, adjective
- self-ad·ver·tis·ing, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for advertising
the promotion of goods or services for sale through impersonal media, such as radio or television
the business that specializes in creating such publicity
advertisements collectively; publicity
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