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advertising

or ad·ver·tiz·ing

[ ad-ver-tahy-zing ]
/ ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zɪŋ /
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noun

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.
the profession of planning, designing, and writing advertisements.

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Origin of advertising

First recorded in 1520–30; advertise + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for advertising

advertising

sometimes US advertizing

/ (ˈædvəˌtaɪzɪŋ) /

noun

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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