from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that promotes, especially an active supporter or advocate.
- n. A financial and publicity organizer, as of a boxing match or an artistic performance.
- n. Genetics The region of an operon that acts as the initial binding site for RNA polymerase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods.
- n. The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
- n. An accelerator of catalysis, though not itself a catalyst.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager.
- n. Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like.
- n. One who excites.
- n. An informer; a makebate.
- n. The region of a DNA molecule to which RNA polymerase binds to initiate the process of transcription, i.e. the synthesis of RNA whose sequence is determined by the sequence of the DNA adjacent to the promoter site; also, the sequence of bases in the DNA at such a promoter site.
- n. A substance that increases the activity of a catalyst, when present in small quantity in the reaction mixture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which promotes, forwards, or advances; an encourager: as. a promoter of charity.
- n. One who aids in promoting some financial undertaking; one engaged in getting up a joint-stock company; one who makes it his business to assist in the organization and capitalizing of corporations.
- n. An informer; specifically, a person who prosecuted offenders as an informer in his own name and the king's, receiving in reward part of the fines or penalties.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who is an active supporter and advocate
- n. a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
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Even if you're a professional down the road and a promoter is asking you to stir things up, you're not going to do it?
John Barclay smiled as he lifted his lame foot to a fat leather chair in front of him and said, "That was what we call the promoter's profit."
The promoter is putting on a series of quality promotions lately, this Mannheim fight dovetailing with the second leg in Liverpool on the same evening, when Nathan Cleverly, Matthew Macklin, Kell Brook and James DeGale move closer to world title shots.
In addition the event is co-hosted by Minutemen American Defense, a Washington state-wide American citizen defense coalition headed by Shawna Forde, a re-born Rock promoter from the days of the music world-shaking Seattle Rock explosion.
He said: There needs to be something really strong in place if a promoter is found to be ripping off young bands.
Jacobi knew that every gene has a little bit of DNA ahead of it called a promoter, which decides where the protein which the gene codes for is produced.
Differences in promoter structure believed to reflect fundamental differences in the transcription proteins proved to be insignificant.
Expression of Cre and hence targeting of the floxed gene can be restricted to e.g. T cells (lck promoter), cardiac muscle (cardiac myosin promoter), neurons (enolase promoter) or epithelia (cytokeratin promoter).
But that's what I would call someone who thinks the 35S promoter is a fully infectious virus that's going to cause rampant cancer in all who taste GMO crops.
The first name and the chief promoter is that of Thomas