advertisement or ad·ver·tize·ment [ad-ver- tahyz-m uh nt, ad- vur-tis-m uh nt, -tiz-] WORD ORIGIN noun a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc. a public notice, especially in print. the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement. Origin of advertisement
First recorded in
1425–75; late Middle English
-ment Related forms pre·ad·ver·tise·ment, noun re·ad·ver·tise·ment, noun self-ad·ver·tise·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-advertisement advertisement sometimes US advertizement noun any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etc Shortened forms: ad, advert
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Word Origin and History for self-advertisement n.
early 15c., "written statement calling attention to" something, "public notice" (of anything, but often of a sale); from Middle French
avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning "public notice" (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.
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