[ pruh-moh-shuh n ]
/ prəˈmoʊ ʃən /


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.

Nearby words

  1. promontory,
  2. promote,
  3. promoter,
  4. promoter of the faith,
  5. promoting agent,
  6. promotional,
  7. promotive,
  8. promposal,
  9. prompt,
  10. prompt side

Origin of promotion

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

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for promotional
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Medicine definitions for promotional


[ prə-mōshən ]


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

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