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



BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈməʊʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈmoʊʃn//
[countable, uncountable]demotion (from something) (to something)
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a move to a lower position or rank, often as a punishment He announced that he will accept a demotion to prime minister when his term as president ends. opposite promotion