Advancement



an act of moving forward.
promotion in rank or standing; preferment:
She had high hopes for advancement in the company.
Law. money or property given by one person during his or her lifetime to another that is considered an anticipation of an inheritance and is therefore to be deducted from any share that the recipient may have in a donor’s estate.
Contemporary Examples

NAACP: Can we all agree that it stands for the National Association for the advancement of Cynical Politics?
The Tea Party Isn’t Racist Tunku Varadarajan July 13, 2010

Marked differences in advancement across diverse fields also prevail.
Sex, Sports, and Title IX on Campus: The Triumphs and Travails Debra DeMeis, Rosanna Hertz June 21, 2012

Imagine tossing aside the whole idea of “advancement” as a life aspiration for yourself and your children.
Don’t Have Enough to Worry About? Here’s One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay. Megan McArdle March 3, 2013

Ideally, education should serve as a vehicle for advancement by poor and working class students regardless of race or ethnicity.
How Affirmative Action Became an Upper-Middle Class Benefit Lloyd Green April 6, 2013

He had been involved in many victories over the British, but frequently was overlooked for advancement and honors.
Second ‘Underwear Bomber,’ Kim Philby, and Other Notorious Double Agents The Daily Beast May 9, 2012

Historical Examples

His advancement had been rapid, from private to sergeant, and from sergeant to a commission.
Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling

The advancement of Mordecai was the natural result of Haman’s ruin.
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I Francis Augustus Cox

They control his waking hours, his conditions of living, and his chances of advancement.
Races and Immigrants in America John R. Commons

He refused the advance; he refused that and every other opening for advancement.
The First Violin Jessie Fothergill

The system answered fairly whilst continual wars gave the professional soldiers opportunities for distinction and advancement.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6 Various

noun
promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment
a less common word for advance (sense 10), advance (sense 11)
(property law) 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
n.

c.1300, avauncement, “a raising to a higher rank,” from Old French avancement “advancement, profit, advance payment,” from avancer (see advance (v.)). Of money, from 1640s.

advancement ad·vance·ment (ād-vāns’mənt)
n.
A surgical procedure in which a tendinous insertion or a skin flap is severed from its attachment and is sutured to a further point on the body.

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    a person or thing that . the second branch of the antlers of a buck. Historical Examples Fur′therance, a helping forward; Fur′therer, a promoter, advancer. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various Every eye turned toward the advancer of the bid,—a long man, with a wild red beard. The Tobacco Tiller Sarah […]



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