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1activity that supports or provides active encouragement for the furtherance of a cause, venture, or aim:disease prevention and health promotion the publicization of a product, organization, or venture so as to increase sales or public awareness. a publicity campaign for a particular product, organization, or venture:the paper is reaping the rewards of a series of promotions
(often as modifier promotions
) the activity or business of organizing publicity campaigns:she’s the promotions manager for the museum
a sporting event, especially a series of boxing matches, staged for profit. Chemistry the action of promoting a catalyst.
2the action of raising someone to a higher position or rank or the fact of being so raised:majors designated for promotion to lieutenant colonel a promotion to divisional sales director