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advancement

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Pronunciation: /ədˈvɑːnsm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of advancement in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] The process of promoting a cause or plan: their lives were devoted to the advancement of science
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  • Nor does it bode well for Canada's economic advancement or political process, which thrives on a well-educated electorate.
  • The first is that the economic and social advancement of Maori is critical to New Zealand's future growth, prosperity, and well-being.
  • To him, philanthropy meant community advancement, and community advancement must be the business of all citizens.
1.1The promotion of a person in rank or status: opportunities for career advancement
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  • By making yourself visible you automatically increase your career advancement opportunities.
  • There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement, but only those who know they'll be absolutely dedicated should join.
  • Opportunities for advancement and promotion are vast for the dedicated, productive hard worker.
Synonyms
promotion, preferment, career development, elevation, upgrading, being upgraded, progress, improvement, betterment, growth, rise, moving up;
a step up the ladder, a step up, a move up;
informal a kick upstairs
2 [count noun] A development or improvement: technological advancements
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  • The impact of such military-scientific developments led to further advancements in the fields of anatomy and surgery.
  • Tanrikulu expressed hope that the two of them would be behind great advancements in the development of bilateral relations.
  • Most law changes and technological advancements in the recent past have loaded the game in favour of the batsmen.
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French avancement, from avancer 'to advance'.

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