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promoter

Syllabification: pro·mot·er
Pronunciation: /prəˈmōdər
 
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Definition of promoter in English:

noun

1A person or thing that promotes something, in particular.
Example sentences
  • The fund raiser has been running now for over ten years and the committees extend thanks to all their supporters and promoters for their continued commitment.
  • A sincere thank you is extended to all the promoters and supporters for their very efficient work over the last few months.
  • The organisers extend thanks to promoters and all supporters.
1.1A person or company that finances or organizes a sporting event or theatrical production: a boxing promoter
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.2A person involved in setting up and funding a new company.
Example sentences
  • The prominent accountant, company promoter, and Member of Parliament supported the change.
  • Before you hand over any money or sign an agreement, ask the promoter about the stages involved, such as research, marketing and licensing, and any associated costs.
  • Problems arose when it emerged that one of the promoters and a substantial shareholder in the company had been debarred from acting as a director in Britain.
1.3A supporter of a cause or aim: Mitterrand was a fierce promoter of European integration
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.4 (also promotor) Chemistry An additive that increases the activity of a catalyst.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.5 Biology A region of a DNA molecule that forms the site at which transcription of a gene starts.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Origin

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

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