Definition of promotion noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

        

    promotion

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    NAmE//prəˈmoʊʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] promotion (to something) a move to a more important job or rank in a company or an organization Her promotion to Sales Manager took everyone by surprise. The new job is a promotion for him. a job with excellent promotion prospects Topic CollocationsJobsgetting a job look for work look for/apply for/go for a job get/pick up/complete/fill out an application (form) send/e-mail your résumé/CV/application/application form/cover letter be called for/have/attend an interview offer somebody a job/work/employment/a promotion find/get/land a job employ/hire/recruit staff/workers/trainees recruit/appoint a managerdoing a job arrive at/get to/leave work/the office/the factory start/finish work/your shift do/put in/work overtime have/gain/get/lack/need experience/qualifications do/get/have/receive training learn/pick up/improve/develop (your) skills cope with/manage/share/spread/delegate the workload improve your/achieve a better work-life balance have (no) job satisfaction/job securitybuilding a career have a job/work/a career/a vocation find/follow/pursue your vocation enter/go into/join a profession choose/embark on/start/begin/pursue a career change jobs/professions/careers be/go/work freelance do/take on temp work/freelance work do/be engaged in/be involved in volunteer workleaving your job leave/quit/resign from your job give up work/your job/your career hand in your notice/resignation plan to/be due to retire in June/next year, etc. take early retirement
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] activities done in order to increase the sales of a product or service; a set of advertisements for a particular product or service Her job is mainly concerned with sales and promotion. We are doing a special promotion of Chilean wines. see also cross-promotion Thesaurusadvertisementpublicity ad commercial promotion previewThese are all words for a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service.advertisement a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service; an example of something that shows its good qualities; the act of advertising something and making it publicpublicity [U] the business of attracting the attention of the public to someone or something, such as a company, book, movie, movie star, or product; the things that are done to attract attention:She works in publicity. Her new movie has received a lot of publicity.ad (informal) a notice, picture, or short movie telling people about a product, job, or service:We put an ad in the local paper. an ad for a new candy barcommercial an advertisement played during a television, radio, or online showpromotion a set of advertisements for a particular product or service; activities done in order to increase the sales of a product or service:a special promotion of local products The store is running a promotion on its gourmet coffees.preview a series of short scenes from a movie or television program, shown in advance to advertise itPatterns (a/an) advertisement/publicity/ad/commercial/promotion/preview for something a TV/television/radio/cinema advertisement/ad/commercial/promotion to run/show a(n) advertisement/ad/commercial/preview
  3. 3[uncountable] promotion of something (formal) activity that encourages people to believe in the value or importance of something, or that helps something to succeed a society for the promotion of religious tolerance
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