advancement

  • 1 advancement — ad·vance·ment n: something given in advance; specif: money or property given as a gift by a living person (as by a parent to a child) with the intention that the amount the recipient inherits under the law from the person s estate will be reduced …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Advancement — Ad*vance ment ([a^]d*v[.a]ns ment), n. [OE. avancement, F. avancement. See {Advance}, v. t.] 1. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 advancement — advancement, preferment, promotion, elevation designate the act of raising a person in grade, rank, or dignity, or the honor that comes to one who is so raised. Advancement is the general term of widest application {lose all hope of advance me… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 advancement — (n.) c.1300, avauncement, a raising to a higher rank, from O.Fr. avancement advancement, profit, advance payment, from avancer (see ADVANCE (Cf. advance) (v.)). Of money, from 1640s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 advancement — [n1] promotion, progress advance, amelioration, betterment, elevation, gain, growth, headway, improvement, preference, preferment, prelation, rise, upgrading; concepts 700,704 Ant. cessation, decline, descent, downfall, regression, retreat,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Advancement — (frz., spr. awangßmáng), Beförderung, Aufrücken in eine höhere Stelle; avancieren, vorwärts gehen, vorrücken; befördert werden; im voraus bezahlen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 advancement — ► NOUN 1) the process of promoting a cause or plan. 2) the promotion of a person in rank or status. 3) a development or improvement …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 advancement — [ad vans′mənt, ədvans′mənt] n. 1. an advancing or being advanced 2. promotion, as to a higher rank 3. progress or improvement; furtherance 4. Law money or property given as an advance share in the estate of a person who later dies without making… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 advancement — money or property given to a person by the deceased before death and intended as an advance against the beneficiary s share in the will. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * advancement UK US /ədˈvɑːnsmənt/ noun ► [C or U] an improvement relating …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 advancement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ individual, personal ▪ collective ▪ career ▪ social ▪ material …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 advancement — n. 1) to further, speed smb. s advancement 2) to block smb. s advancement 3) professional advancement 4) rapid, slow advancement * * * [əd vɑːnsmənt] slow advancement speed smb. sadvancement professional advancement rapid to block smb. s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 advancement — UK [ədˈvɑːnsmənt] / US [ədˈvænsmənt] noun Word forms advancement : singular advancement plural advancements 1) a) [uncountable] formal progress in your career There is plenty of room for advancement within the company. b) [countable/uncountable]… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 advancement — ad|vance|ment [ əd vænsmənt ] noun 1. ) uncount FORMAL progress in your career: There is plenty of room for advancement within the company. a ) count or uncount progress in society, science, human knowledge, etc.: In the last decade, cancer… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 advancement — [[t]ædvɑ͟ːnsmənt, væ̱ns [/t]] advancements 1) N UNCOUNT: oft adj N Advancement is progress in your job or in your social position. He cared little for social advancement. 2) N VAR: oft N of n The advancement of something is the process of helping …

    English dictionary

  • 15 advancement — noun 1) the advancement of computer technology Syn: development, progress, evolution, growth, improvement, advance, furtherance; headway 2) employees must be offered opportunities for advancement Syn: promotion, preferment …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 advancement — /ad vans meuhnt, vahns /, n. 1. an act of moving forward. 2. promotion in rank or standing; preferment: She had high hopes for advancement in the company. 3. Law. money or property given by one person during his or her lifetime to another that is …

    Universalium

  • 17 advancement — noun /ædˈvæns.mɛnt,ɛdˈvæns.mɛnt/ a) 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. b) An advance of money or value; payment in… …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 advancement — Surgical procedure in which an attachment is partially severed or released so that tissue may be moved to a more distal point. capsular a. surgical reattachment of the anterior portion of …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 advancement — ad|vance|ment [ədˈva:nsmənt US ədˈvæn ] n [U and C] formal progress or development in your job, level of knowledge etc ▪ career advancement ▪ advancements in science …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 advancement — noun (C, U) formal progress or development in your job, level of knowledge etc: career advancement | advancements in science …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English