[ fur-ther-uhns ]
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  1. the act of furthering; promotion; advancement.

Origin of furtherance

First recorded in 1400–50, furtherance is from the late Middle English word fortheraunce.See further, -ance

Words Nearby furtherance

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How to use furtherance in a sentence

  • His Lordship explained that this furtherance comprises all acts done to prevent or overpower resistance and to prevent discovery.

  • Religion was the medium chosen by Mohammed for the furtherance of his truly imperial design.

  • Indeed she would neither do nor say anything herself which tended in any way to a furtherance of these matrimonials.

    La Mere Bauche | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for furtherance


/ (ˈfɜːðərəns) /

  1. the act of furthering; advancement

  2. something that furthers or advances

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