What does promoter mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term promoter:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. promoter, booster, plugger(noun)

    someone who is an active supporter and advocate

  2. showman, promoter, impresario(noun)

    a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments


  1. Promoter(n.)

    (Genetics) The region of a DNA molecule to which RNA polymerase binds to initiate the process of transcription, i.e. the synthesis of RNA whose sequence is determined by the sequence of the DNA adjacent to the promoter site; also, the sequence of bases in the DNA at such a promoter site.

  2. Promoter(n.)

    (Chem.) A substance that increases the activity of a catalyst, when present in small quantity in the reaction mixture.


  1. promoter(Noun)

    One who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods.

  2. promoter(Noun)

    The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.

  3. promoter(Noun)

    An accelerator of catalysis, though not itself a catalyst.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Promoter(noun)

    one who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy

  2. Promoter(noun)

    specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the organization of a corporation, a joint-stock company, or the like

  3. Promoter(noun)

    one who excites; as, a promoter of sedition

  4. Promoter(noun)

    an informer; a makebate


  1. Promoter

    In genetics, a promoter is a region of DNA that initiates transcription of a particular gene. Promoters are located near the genes they transcribe, on the same strand and upstream on the DNA. Promoters can be about 100–1000 base pairs long.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'promoter' in Nouns Frequency: #2581

Anagrams for promoter »

  1. Portmore

  2. protomer

  3. premotor


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of promoter in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of promoter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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