advancement [ad- vans-m uh nt, - vahns-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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.
-ment Related forms non·ad·vance·ment, noun self-ad·vance·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for self-advancement Contemporary Examples of self-advancement
Reflect on true friendships you casually threw under the bus for
self-advancement, say, two years ago.
Movement leaders, even myself, made our own plans for
self-advancement. Historical Examples of self-advancement
The Bousingots were part of this revolt, but the best of them had no thought of
The time has gone by when
self-advancement can be gained by modest and unassuming methods.
Throughout the five years of the Directorate he had been scheming and working for
Papers by the workers themselves are, however, greatest incentives to study and
She did not wish to ruin her sister unless in self-defence, or rather, for the cause of
self-advancement. British Dictionary definitions for self-advancement noun the act or process of improving one's position, education, etc noun promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment 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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Word Origin and History for self-advancement n.
avauncement, "a raising to a higher rank," from Old French avancement "advancement, profit, advance payment," from avancer (see advance (v.)). Of money, from 1640s.
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self-advancement in Medicine advancement [ăd-văns ′mənt] n. 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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