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ad·vance·ment

 (ăd-văns′mənt)
n.
1. A forward step; an improvement.
2. Development; progress: the advancement of knowledge.
3. A promotion, as in rank.
4. The act of moving forward. See Usage Note at advance.

advancement

(ədˈvɑːnsmənt)
n
1. promotion in rank, status, etc; preferment
2. a less common word for advance10, advance11
3. (Law) property law the use during a testator's lifetime of money or property for the benefit of a child or other person who is a prospective beneficiary in the testator's will

ad•vance•ment

(ædˈvæns mənt, -ˈvɑns-)

n.
1. an act of advancing or moving forward.
2. promotion in rank or standing.
3. furtherance; improvement: the advancement of knowledge
4. Law. money or property given by a person during his or her lifetime to another as part of an inheritance.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]

Advancement

 

a new wrinkle An innovation, a new development; an improved technique or method, or a hint or suggestion regarding one; sometimes, a new development that acts as a hindrance, snag, or further complexity. Precisely how wrinkle took on the colloquial meaning of clever trick some time in the 1800s remains unclear, but it is this usage from which the above current meanings derive. Webster’s Third cites P. J. C. Friedlander’s use of the term:

… a new wrinkle whereby the exhaust gases are used to spin small turbines geared direct to the propeller shaft.

quantum leap A sudden enormous step forward; an unexpected discovery or breakthrough. This expression is a physics term for the jumping of an electron from one energy state to another. As used figuratively, quantum leap denotes a great and sudden change in a positive direction, often with far-reaching consequences.

The ability of marine technology to take “quantum” leaps in innovation means that a laissez-faire approach to the ocean mineral resources can no longer be tolerated. (Tony Loftas, New Scientist, December, 1970)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advancement - encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
2.advancement - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)advancement - the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
push - an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
career, life history - the general progression of your working or professional life; "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long career in the law"
march - a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing - easy unobstructed progress; "after we solved that problem the rest was plain sailing"
leapfrog - advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors; "the company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"
3.advancement - gradual improvement or growth or developmentadvancement - gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"
forwarding, furtherance, promotion - the advancement of some enterprise; "his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career"
stride - significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"
work flow, workflow - progress (or rate of progress) in work being done
development - act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining; "he congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency"; "they funded research and development"

advancement

noun
1. promotion, rise, gain, growth, advance, progress, improvement, betterment, preferment, amelioration He cared little for social advancement.
2. progress, advance, headway, forward movement, onward movement her work for the advancement of the status of women

advancement

noun
1. A progression upward in rank:
Translations

advancement

[ədˈvɑːnsmənt] N
1. (= furthering) → fomento m
2. (= improvement) → progreso m
3. (in rank) → ascenso m

advancement

[ədˈvɑːnsmənt] n
[science, technology, education, knowledge, learning] → avancement m
[ethnic minorities, women] → émancipation f
the advancement of women in business → la promotion des femmes dans le monde de l'entrepriseadvance notice npréavis madvance payment n (= part sum) → acompte m (= total sum) → paiement anticipéadvance warning npréavis m
We weren't given any advance warning of his visit → Nous n'avions pas été avertis de sa visite.

advancement

n
(= furtherance)Förderung f
(= promotion in rank)Vorwärtskommen nt, → Aufstieg m

advancement

[ədˈvɑːnsmənt] n (improvement) → miglioramento; (promotion) → promozione f, avanzamento

ad·vance·ment

n. [improvement] mejora, mejoría, progreso; promoción, ascenso.
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Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne Parts of Virginia; doe, by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civill Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equall Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the Generall Good of the Colonie; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.
He, I know--for the question had been discussed among us long before the Time Machine was made--thought but cheerlessly of the Advancement of Mankind, and saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end.
The first might proceed from sinister designs in the leading members of a few of the State legislatures; the last would suppose a fixed and rooted disaffection in the great body of the people, which will either never exist at all, or will, in all probability, proceed from an experience of the inaptitude of the general government to the advancement of their happiness in which event no good citizen could desire its continuance.
Therefore measure not dispatch, by the times of sitting, but by the advancement of the business.
A marriage might float him and pump the waters of debt out of his bark; but a good marriage depended on his advancement, and his advancement required that he should be a deputy.
We go to France, and from thence I trust to Spain, in humble search of a field in which we may win advancement and perchance some small share of glory.
From these and such like considerations, which might, if consistent with prudence, be more amplified and detailed, it is easy to see that jealousies and uneasinesses may gradually slide into the minds and cabinets of other nations, and that we are not to expect that they should regard our advancement in union, in power and consequence by land and by sea, with an eye of indifference and composure.
Of course I don't envy Serpuhovskoy and never could envy him; but his advancement shows me that one has only to watch one's opportunity, and the career of a man like me may be very rapidly made.
My lieutenant, for instance, is a man of wonderful courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory, or rather, to word my phrase more characteristically, of advancement in his profession.
Also, to declare how astounded I have been by the amazing changes I have seen around me on every side, - changes moral, changes physical, changes in the amount of land subdued and peopled, changes in the rise of vast new cities, changes in the growth of older cities almost out of recognition, changes in the graces and amenities of life, changes in the Press, without whose advancement no advancement can take place anywhere.
Finding, however, his English birth an insurmountable obstacle to his advancement in this pursuit
He had met Montel, who was doing everything toward his advancement.

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