[ ad-vans-muh nt, -vahns- ]
/ ædˈvæns mənt, -ˈvɑns- /


an act of moving forward.
promotion in rank or standing; preferment: She had high hopes for advancement in the company.
Law. money or property given by one person during his or her lifetime to another that is considered an anticipation of an inheritance and is therefore to be deducted from any share that the recipient may have in a donor's estate.

Origin of advancement

1250–1300; Middle English avauncement < Anglo-French, Old French avancement. See advance, -ment

Related forms

non·ad·vance·ment, nounself-ad·vance·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for self-advancement (1 of 2)



the act or process of improving one's position, education, etc

British Dictionary definitions for self-advancement (2 of 2)


/ (ədˈvɑːnsmənt) /


promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment
a less common word for advance (def. 10), advance (def. 11)
property law the use during a testator's lifetime of money or property for the benefit of a child or other person who is a prospective beneficiary in the testator's will
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Medicine definitions for self-advancement


[ ăd-vănsmənt ]


A surgical procedure in which a tendinous insertion or a skin flap is severed from its attachment and is sutured to a further point on the body.
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