Definitions for promotionprəˈmoʊ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•mo•tionprəˈmoʊ ʃən(n.)

  1. advancement in rank or position.

  2. furtherance or encouragement.

  3. the act of promoting.

  4. the state of being promoted.

  5. the publicizing or advertising of a product, cause, institution, etc. materials, events, etc., generated for this purpose.

Origin of promotion:

1400–50; late ME < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. promotion, publicity, promotional material, packaging(noun)

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

    "the packaging of new ideas"

  2. promotion(noun)

    act of raising in rank or position

  3. promotion, furtherance, advancement(noun)

    encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

  4. forwarding, furtherance, promotion(noun)

    the advancement of some enterprise

    "his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. promotion(noun)əˈmoʊ ʃən

    when sb is given a more advanced position at work

    He's had three promotions in just 18 months.

  2. promotionəˈmoʊ ʃən

    the activity of encouraging or making develop

    the promotion of equal opportunities

  3. promotionəˈmoʊ ʃən

    the process or activity of advertising

    product promotion; the promotion of our latest model


  1. promotion(Noun)

    An advancement in rank or position.

  2. promotion(Noun)

    Dissemination of information about a product, product line, brand, or company.

  3. Origin: From promotion.


  1. Promotion

    Promotion is one of the market mix elements, and a term used frequently in marketing. The specification of five promotional mix or promotional plan. These elements are personal selling, advertising, sales promotion, direct marketing, and publicity. A promotional mix specifies how much attention to pay to each of the five subcategories, and how much money to budget for each. A promotional plan can have a wide range of objectives, including: sales increases, new product acceptance, creation of brand equity, positioning, competitive retaliations, or creation of a corporate image. Fundamentally, however there are three basic objectives of promotion. These are: ⁕To present information to consumers as well as others. ⁕To increase demand. ⁕To differentiate a product. There are different ways to promote a product in different areas of media. Promoters use internet advertisement, special events, endorsements, and newspapers to advertise their product. Many times with the purchase of a product there is an incentive like discounts, free items, or a contest. This is to increase the sales of a given product. The term "promotion" is usually an "in" expression used internally by the marketing company, but not normally to the public or the market - phrases like "special offer" are more common. An example of a fully integrated, long-term, large-scale promotion are My Coke Rewards and Pepsi Stuff. The UK version of My Coke Rewards is Coke Zone.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promotion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3031

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promotion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3991

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promotion' in Nouns Frequency: #1176

Translations for promotion

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the raising of a person to a higher rank or position

He has just been given (a) promotion.

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