Definition of advancement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ədˈvɑːnsmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ədˈvænsmənt//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the process of helping something to make progress or succeed; the progress that is made the advancement of knowledge/education/science
  2. 2[uncountable] progress in a job, social class, etc. There are good opportunities for advancement if you have the right skills.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French avancement, from avancer ‘to advance’.Extra examples advancement in the profession advancements in science her advancement to the position of Supervisor society’s need for material advancement career/​material/​personal/​individual/​social advancement the advancement of knowledge/​education/​science
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