- 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
Related Words for promotionbacking, encouragement, jump, furtherance, buildup, aggrandizement, ennoblement, upgrade, raise, support, advancement, improvement, bump, progress, breakthrough, boost, elevation, exaltation, rise, break
Examples from the Web for promotion
Contemporary Examples of promotion
The culture of promotion through seniority kills creativity and effectiveness.
Charter schools, rejecting the tenet of promotion through seniority, promised to do better.
They have experimented with new products and have invested millions into aggressive marketing and promotion.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
The CDC too, has been emphatic in their promotion of the technique.Doctors Without Borders Hits Ebola Breaking Point
Abby Haglage, Kent Sepkowitz
October 21, 2014
Landon Wilson, a U.S. Navy cryptologic technician, returned from Afghanistan in 2013 to a promotion for good work.Yes to LGB, No to T: The Pentagon Still Has a Transgender Ban
October 21, 2014
Historical Examples of promotion
The authorities here have recommended him for promotion to the rank of Major.Ridgeway
To do as you advise would be to change all the rules set down for promotion.The Boy Life of Napoleon
It would have alarmed his superiors, and done away with his chances of promotion.The Secret Agent
He was not in the line of promotion, and probably left the navy at the peace.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
All his promotion had come from trying to excel in his routine work.Heroes of the Telegraph
c.1400, "advancement in rank or position," from Old French promocion "election, promotion" (14c., Modern French promotion) and directly from Latin promotionem (nominative promotio) "a moving forward," noun of action from past participle stem of promovere (see promote). Meaning "advertising, publicity" first recorded 1925.
- The stimulation of the progress or growth of a tumor following initiation by a promoter.