- 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
Examples from the Web for promotional
He said the video was “a promotional thing” that he received in the mail at his church office.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
December 21, 2014
Festival organizers insisted that this was a Jewish cultural festival, not a promotional event for the Israeli government.London Theater Halts Jewish Film Festival Over Israeli Government Money
August 6, 2014
For example, to build flexible career and promotional tracks which do not conflict with biology.Whither the Women’s Movement?
July 19, 2014
Not concidentally, the event coincided with the promotional campaign around that film's release.Muppets, Superheroes And The Politicians Who Love Them
May 22, 2014
Do all the promotional luncheons and mailings affect your voting at all?An Oscar Voter Spills Secrets on Woodygate, Wolfgate, and Awards Scandals
February 20, 2014
It appears to be a piece of promotional literature issued in connection with the Haiti venture.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin and History for promotional
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.