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



    BrE BrE//prəˈməʊʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈmoʊʃn//
    Marketing, In the store
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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 CollocationsJobsGetting a job look for work look for/​apply for/​go for a job get/​pick up/​complete/​fill out/ (British English) fill in an application (form) send/​email your (British English) CV/(North American English) résumé/application/​application form/​covering letter be called for/​have/​attend an interview offer somebody a job/​work/​employment/​promotion find/​get/​land a job employ/ (especially North American English) hire/​recruit/ (especially British English) take on 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 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/ (especially North American English) live (out) your vocation enter/​go into/​join a profession choose/​embark on/​start/​begin/​pursue a career change jobs/​profession/​career be/ (both especially British English) work/​go freelance do/​take on temp work/​freelance work do/​be engaged in/​be involved in voluntary workLeaving your job leave/ (especially North American English) 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] promotion (to something) a move by a sports team from playing in one group of teams to playing in a better group the team’s promotion to the First Division opposite relegation
  3. 3  [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 Synonymsadvertisementpublicity ad commercial promotion trailerThese are all words for a notice, picture or film/​movie telling people about a product, job or service.advertisement a notice, picture or film/​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 public:Put an advertisement in the local paper to sell your car. Dirty streets are no advertisement for a prosperous society.publicity [U] the business of attracting the attention of the public to somebody/​something such as a company, book, film/​movie, film/​movie star or product; the things that are done to attract attention:She works in publicity. There has been a lot of advance publicity for her new film.ad, advert (informal) a notice, picture or film/​movie telling people about a product, job or service:We put an ad in the local paper. an ad for a new chocolate barcommercial an advertisement on television or on the radio.promotion 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 She works in sales and promotion.trailer (especially British English) a series of short scenes from a film/​movie or television programme, shown in advance to advertise it.Patterns (a/​an) advertisement/​publicity/​ad/​commercial/​promotion/​trailer for something a TV/​television/​radio/​cinema advertisement/​ad/​commercial/​promotion to run/​show a(n) advertisement/​ad/​commercial/​trailer Wordfinderassistant, buy, counter, display, fitting room, promotion, sale, shop, store, till See related entries: Marketing, In the store
  4. 4[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
  5. Word Originlate Middle English (in senses (1) and (2)): via Old French from Latin promotio(n-), from promovere ‘move forward’, from pro- ‘forward, onward’ + movere ‘to move’.Extra examples If I can’t get promotion soon, I’ll look for another job. She felt she had little chance of promotion in her job. The company encourages internal promotion. The new health promotion clinic will provide free check-ups. The team’s chances of promotion took a knock when they lost at home. We congratulate James on his well-deserved promotion to Chief Executive. We’re doing a special book promotion at key bookshops this week. With three matches remaining, there are six teams in the promotion race. her promotion from assistant to associate professor his promotion from lecturer to senior lecturer The players were paid bonuses for winning promotion to the First Division. We congratulate Richard on his well-deserved promotion.
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