Development; progress: the advancement of knowledge. (noun)
A promotion, as in rank.(noun)
The act of moving forward. See Usage Note at advance.(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."