a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc.
a public notice, especially in print.
the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public:
The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.
Historical Examples

I shall get the contract, and I shall hev gotten the advertizement!’
Miss Cayley’s Adventures Grant Allen

advertizement, miss, may be the soul of commerce, but Commission’s its body.
Miss Cayley’s Adventures Grant Allen

She said it always looked like an advertizement of successful fox-hunting.
Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie

Jest you mark my words, miss, and don’t you make no mistake about it—the world to-day is governed by advertizement.’
Miss Cayley’s Adventures Grant Allen

any public notice, as a printed display in a newspaper, short film on television, announcement on radio, etc, designed to sell goods, publicize an event, etc Shortened forms ad, advert

early 15c., “written statement calling attention to” something, “public notice” (of anything, but often of a sale); from Middle French avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning “public notice” (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.


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