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

 

demotion

 noun
noun
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