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PROMOTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does promotion mean? 

PROMOTION (noun)
  The noun PROMOTION has 4 senses:

1. a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
2. act of raising in rank or position
3. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
4. the advancement of some enterprise

  Familiarity information: PROMOTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMOTION (noun)


Sense 1promotion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

publicity; promotional material; promotion; packaging

Context example:

the packaging of new ideas

Hypernyms ("promotion" is a kind of...):

content; message; subject matter; substance (what a communication that is about something is about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "promotion"):

ad; advert; advertisement; advertising; advertizement; advertizing (a public promotion of some product or service)

pitch; sales pitch; sales talk (promotion by means of an argument and demonstration)

ballyhoo; hoopla; hype; plug (blatant or sensational promotion)

blurb; endorsement; indorsement (a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books))

PR; public relations (a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution)

buildup (highly favorable publicity and praise)

sales promotion (promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising)

Holonyms ("promotion" is a part of...):

marketing (the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service)


Sense 2promotion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of raising in rank or position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("promotion" is a kind of...):

change (the action of changing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "promotion"):

ennoblement (the act of raising someone to the nobility)

preferment (the act of preferring)

investiture; investment (the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank)

Antonym:

demotion (act of lowering in rank or position)


Sense 3promotion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

advancement; furtherance; promotion

Hypernyms ("promotion" is a kind of...):

encouragement (the expression of approval and support)


Sense 4promotion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The advancement of some enterprise

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

forwarding; furtherance; promotion

Context example:

his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

Hypernyms ("promotion" is a kind of...):

advancement; progress (gradual improvement or growth or development)


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