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Definition of "advancement" []

  • A forward step; an improvement. (noun)
  • Development; progress: the advancement of knowledge. (noun)
  • A promotion, as in rank. (noun)
  • The act of moving forward. See Usage Note at advance. (noun)
  • Promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The use during a testator's lifetime of money or property for the benefit of a child or other person who is a prospective beneficiary in the testator's will (noun)

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Use "advancement" in a sentence
  • "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."