What does Advancement mean?

Definitions for Advancement
ædˈvæns mənt, -ˈvɑns-ad·vance·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. promotion, furtherance, advancementnoun

    encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

  2. progress, progression, procession, advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motionnoun

    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

  3. advancement, progressnoun

    gradual improvement or growth or development

    "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"


  1. advancementnoun

    The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.

  2. advancementnoun

    An advance of money or value; payment in advance.

  3. advancementnoun

    Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.

  4. Etymology: avancement, avancement. See advance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Advancementnoun

    Etymology: avancement, Fr.

    This refinement having begun about the time of the revolution, I had some share in the honour of promoting it; and I observe, that it makes daily advancements, and, I hope, in time, will raise our language to the utmost perfection. Jonathan Swift.

    During whose reign, the Percies of the North
    Finding his usurpation most unjust,
    Endeavour’d my advancement to the throne. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. i.

    In his own grace he doth exalt himself
    More than in your advancement. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    Nor can we conceive it may be unwelcome unto those honoured worthies, who endeavour the advancement of learning. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours. Pref. to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advancementverb

    the act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning

  2. Advancementverb

    an advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5

  3. Advancementverb

    property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution

  4. Advancementverb

    settlement on a wife, or jointure

  5. Etymology: [OE. avancement, F. avancement. See Advance, v. t.]


  1. Advancement

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Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. advancement

    Promotion to higher rank.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. advancement

    In a military sense, signifies honor, promotion, or preferment in the army, regiment, or company.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Advancement in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Advancement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Advancement in a Sentence

  1. Rashad Byrdsong:

    When we talk about violence, the details in the newspaper are the finality that we're reading about. There are a lot of small violent episodes occurring in these young men's lives that led up to the article, there are a lot of systemic and structural impediments that prevent the advancement of a certain group of people.

  2. Arturo Bueno:

    The new generation did not suffer what we did, they did not see what we did, they don't know how the Castros are.... It's an oppression, and the new generations don't know that and they don't know the Cuba I know, and for them it's different and for them it's an advancement, but it doesn't compare what we saw.

  3. Ayanna Pressley:

    I was hoping the President would not even tweet yesterday about John Lewis. At this point we don't need anybody's sympathies or tweets. What we need is action, if you really want to honor the life of John Lewis, you don't do things like gut the fair housing laws. You don't sow the seeds of division. And you don't delay bringing the Voting Rights Advancement Act named after John Lewis to the floor. And that should be brought to the floor immediately.

  4. Ellie Carlin:

    Before the advancement of technology I believe many who now identify as asexual knew they were somehow different from their peers but never truly understood themselves, however since the founding of AVEN and its website, many asexuals have gathered to better understand themselves. It was finally a place where you realized you weren't alone, nor were you a freak.

  5. Norman Thomas:

    After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement.

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