Definition of promoter in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈməʊtə/


1A person or company that finances or organizes a sporting event, concert, or theatrical production: a boxing promoter
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  • He was also an events promoter, notably organizing the Star Wars convention held in Montreal in '99.
  • The runners up will also benefit, as just reaching the final brings them to the attention of agents, concert promoters and recording companies.
  • Event organizers, music promoters and managers have the power to decide fees for each artist.
1.1 (also company promoter) A person involved in setting up and funding a new company.
2A supporter of a cause or aim: Mitterrand was a fierce promoter of European integration
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  • To establish that divine creation deserved such support, its promoters had to convince the court that a non-Christian would find the case as convincing as the secular alternatives.
  • He was a keen promoter and supporter of the Gaelic language and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Western Isles to improve his command of the language.
  • The Rocky Mountain Institute, a leading promoter of alternative energy technology in Snowmass, Colorado, has embraced this strategy.
3 (also promotor) Chemistry An additive that increases the activity of a catalyst.
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  • However, in tobacco the same promoter directed GUS activity uniformly to the whole embryo.
  • Low activity for both promoters was also observed in the early stages of seed germination and in young seedlings.
  • With the full promoter, GUS activity was predominantly in the gland cell, with less in the stalk cell adjacent to the gland, and in lower stalk cells.
3.1 Biology A region of a DNA molecule which forms the site at which transcription of a gene starts.
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  • The pattern of reporter gene expression exactly matches that of the trapped gene since its transcription starts from the promoter of this gene.
  • A second regulatory protein has been shown to interact specifically with the upstream regions of rRNA P1 promoters.
  • Both genes are driven by the ubiquitin promoter (plus intron).


Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French promotour, from medieval Latin promotor (see promote).

Words that rhyme with promoter

bloater, boater, Botha, Dakota, doter, emoter, floater, gloater, iota, Kota, Minnesota, motor, quota, rota, rotor, scoter, voter

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