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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.
References in classic literature ?
He had met Montel, who was doing everything toward his advancement.
The remainder of the garden presented a well-selected assortment of esculent vegetables, in a praiseworthy state of advancement.
But all my life had been made up of earnest, studious, thoughtful, quiet years, bestowed faithfully for the increase of mine own knowledge, and faithfully, too, though this latter object was but casual to the other -- faithfully for the advancement of human welfare.
Their means were as different as their objects, and equally suited to the advancement of each.
Once wrench your heart from man, and fix it on your Maker, the advancement of that Maker's spiritual kingdom on earth will be your chief delight and endeavour; you will be ready to do at once whatever furthers that end.
Have you considered my daughter's station in life, the projects I may contemplate for her advancement, the testamentary intentions I may have with reference to her?
It's not that," said he, "but she charged him, in the presence of her intended husband, with being disappointed in the hope of fawning upon her for his own advancement, and, if he were to go to her now, it would look true - even to him - and even to her.
I do,'' said the Preceptor, ``nor do I scruple to do aught for advancement of the Order but there is little time to find engines fitting.
After much debate, they concluded unanimously, that I was only RELPLUM SCALCATH, which is interpreted literally LUSUS NATURAE; a determination exactly agreeable to the modern philosophy of Europe, whose professors, disdaining the old evasion of occult causes, whereby the followers of Aristotle endeavoured in vain to disguise their ignorance, have invented this wonderful solution of all difficulties, to the unspeakable advancement of human knowledge.
Marzavan was not forgotten, but was given a lucrative post at court, with a promise of further advancement.
At the next meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Lord Kelvin exhibited these.
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.

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