American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A forward step; an improvement.
- n. Development; progress: the advancement of knowledge.
- n. A promotion, as in rank.
- n. The act of moving forward. See Usage Note at advance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of moving forward or proceeding onward or upward.
- n. The act of promoting, or state of being promoted; preferment; promotion in rank or excellence; improvement; furtherance.
- n. 3. Settlement on a wife; jointure. Bacon.
- n. In law, provision made by a parent for a child during the parent's life, by gift of property on account of the share to which the child would be entitled as heir or next of kin after the parent's death.
- n. 5. The payment of money in advance; money paid in advance. Synonyms and Advance, Proficiency, etc. See
progress, n. Exaltation, elevation, preferment, enhancement, amelioration, betterment.
- n. In surgery, an operation for strabismus, consisting in dividing the tendon of the healthy muscle, bringing the end forward, and fastening it to the eyeball forward of its former point of insertion.
- n. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
- n. An advance of money or value; payment in advance.
- n. law Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity.
- n. An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
- n. (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
- n. obsolete Settlement on a wife, or jointure.
- n. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
- n. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
- n. gradual improvement or growth or development
- Middle English avancement, Old French avancement. See advance. (Wiktionary)
“Nope, the key to advancement is to carry the water, no matter how often and how dreadfully you are wrong.”
“For schools, they are the seminaries of State; and nothing is worthier the study of a statesman than that part of the republic which we call the advancement of letters.”
“I too agree, there are those who have been reluctant and/or felt unqualified or had no interests in advancement and should be respected and considered along with other peoples needs.”
“The parallels with today's circumstances are downright scary ... except, perhaps, that today the technological arrow of advancement is pointing backwards instead of forwards.”
“In law enforcement, racial profiling seeks to use racy as a proxy to determine something else: underlying guilt of the substantive offense; while for affirmative action, furthering racial advancement is an end in itself.”
“Our greatest tool for advancement is also our greatest push towards our downfall: intelligence.”
“This feeble advancement is hardly something a Democratic majority can boast about.”
“Yeah, I want to be defended by someone whose career advancement is dependent on losing.”
“In fact, the only thing that really happens in terms of plot or story advancement is that Cyclops leaves the team at the end.”
“Mistakes will be made and fixed but advancement is happening! ib”
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