promotion

[ pruh-moh-shuh n ]
/ prəˈmoʊ ʃən /

noun

advancement in rank or position.
furtherance or encouragement.
the act of promoting.
the state of being promoted.
something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
Also called queening. Chess. the replacement of a pawn that has reached the enemy's first rank by a more powerful piece of the same color, usually a queen.

Origin of promotion

1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin prōmōtiōn- (stem of prōmōtiō). See promote, -ion

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promotion

[ prə-mōshən ]

n.

The stimulation of the progress or growth of a tumor following initiation by a promoter.
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