Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A forward step; an improvement.
  • noun Development; progress.
  • noun A promotion, as in rank.
  • noun The act of moving forward.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of moving forward or proceeding onward or upward.
  • noun The act of promoting, or state of being promoted; preferment; promotion in rank or excellence; improvement; furtherance.
  • noun 3. Settlement on a wife; jointure. Bacon.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 5. The payment of money in advance; money paid in advance.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity.
  • noun An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
  • noun (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
  • noun obsolete Settlement on a wife, or jointure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An advance of money or value; payment in advance.
  • noun law Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  • noun gradual improvement or growth or development

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English avancement, Old French avancement. See advance.

Examples

  • Nope, the key to advancement is to carry the water, no matter how often and how dreadfully you are wrong.

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  • 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.

    On Bacon

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Your suggestions

  • 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.

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  • The parallels with today's circumstances are downright scary ... except, perhaps, that today the technological arrow of advancement is pointing backwards instead of forwards.

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  • 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.

    Your suggestions

  • 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.

    Your suggestions

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