Definition of promoter in English:

promoter

Line breaks: pro|moter
Pronunciation: /prəˈməʊtə
 
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noun

  • 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.
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  • 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).

Origin

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

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