Definition of advancement in English:

advancement

noun

  • 1mass noun The process of promoting a cause or plan.

    ‘their lives were devoted to the advancement of science’
    • ‘He sits on the board of the Equipment Management Council, which devotes itself to promoting the training and advancement of its members.’
    • ‘His passion for the maintenance and advancement of world peace is most evident in the creation of the nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta in 1982.’
    • ‘I think all people interested in social issues and social advancement for the majority of people, have got to take some notice of that and the impact that it's having.’
    • ‘The office is charged with promoting women's advancement and empowerment in Virgin Islands society.’
    • ‘There is no reservation in jobs, no help with education and no program for the social and economic advancement of minorities.’
    • ‘Until recently, public life was based on the contest between left and right - between different visions of guaranteeing social advancement for all.’
    • ‘He insisted that the meeting was designed to ensure the advancement of the integration process and to examine the overall future development of the community.’
    • ‘As individuals, as communities and as the nation we should adopt an attitude of self-reliance for social upliftment and advancement.’
    • ‘Nor does it bode well for Canada's economic advancement or political process, which thrives on a well-educated electorate.’
    • ‘To assume that relevant data exist is to beg all the questions relating to the entrepreneurial process of discovering new avenues of advancement.’
    • ‘The first is that the economic and social advancement of Maori is critical to New Zealand's future growth, prosperity, and well-being.’
    • ‘Mr Pande said governments should formulate laws and plans for the advancement of local entrepreneurs to take up the running of the tourism sector.’
    • ‘Yet this is a state committed to racial equality, and to promoting black advancement, individually and collectively.’
    • ‘The future advancement of socialism needs input from young activists.’
    • ‘To him, philanthropy meant community advancement, and community advancement must be the business of all citizens.’
    • ‘The motion also seeks to locally effect all international statutes that promote women's advancement and protection.’
    • ‘The Estonian American community has established a number of institutions to promote advancement in scholarship and education.’
    • ‘For both groups, women's social influence and political advancement was at stake.’
    • ‘Programme evaluation is critically important to the advancement of correctional rehabilitation knowledge.’
    1. 1.1 The promotion of a person in rank or status.
      ‘opportunities for career advancement’
      • ‘It is an exciting business sector with excellent opportunities for career advancement.’
      • ‘They give their employees opportunities for advancement and assist in career building.’
      • ‘By making yourself visible you automatically increase your career advancement opportunities.’
      • ‘In Wales it remained common even in the thirteenth century, and as late as the mid-twelfth was apparently no bar to advancement through the ranks of the higher clergy.’
      • ‘Those who had were not always selected for rapid advancement to senior rank.’
      • ‘There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement, but only those who know they'll be absolutely dedicated should join.’
      • ‘They also creating weak ties among individuals - which may contribute to career advancement.’
      • ‘Opportunities for advancement and promotion are vast for the dedicated, productive hard worker.’
      • ‘Many news organizations demand a pronounced commitment to diversity as a requirement for career advancement.’
      • ‘These inclinations are apt to be familiar to the many reporters, editors and pundits who feel that career advancement is extremely important.’
      • ‘A person in one service is unlikely to transfer to another for career advancement.’
      • ‘He positions the party as a vehicle for career advancement, and not one for the betterment of our society.’
      • ‘It's just that their conception of what constitutes support is limited very narrowly to career advancement.’
      • ‘Inequalities still exist: in pay, career advancement and in ‘the double burden’ of paid work and housework.’
      • ‘An assumption exists in this research, and in other research that looks at career advancement, that everyone aspires to promotion.’
      • ‘It brought an embarrassing public conclusion to a failed bid for status advancement.’
      • ‘For women, career advancement often means personal sacrifices.’
      • ‘I saw this as a major career advancement, and jumped at the opportunity.’
      • ‘David, political parties have always been vehicles for career advancement as well as containing people who sought the betterment of society.’
      • ‘I've read a few other biographies that point to the same synergy between civic involvement and career advancement.’
      promotion, preferment, career development, elevation, upgrading, being upgraded, progress, improvement, betterment, growth, rise, moving up
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  • 2count noun A development or improvement.

    ‘technological advancements’
    • ‘Technological advancements have since yielded more efficient means of fertilizing crops.’
    • ‘Since then the printing industry has gone through enormous technological advancements.’
    • ‘Tanrikulu expressed hope that the two of them would be behind great advancements in the development of bilateral relations.’
    • ‘Is the quality of life now better for the technological advancements we have made?’
    • ‘The minister said Namdeb had over the last ten years made tremendous advancements in the development of mining technology.’
    • ‘The last five years, however, have seen major advancements, and Romania is now a must visit location.’
    • ‘Technological advancements have delivered major gains in lighting performance.’
    • ‘Canada's distilleries began to grow thanks to factory production and technological advancements.’
    • ‘Scientific advancements, which have reached the level of cloning, are yet to find an alternative to blood, he points out.’
    • ‘Opportunities will be spun out of advancements in research and development efforts.’
    • ‘Progressions in Scotland itself during the Scottish enlightenment led to advancements throughout the empire.’
    • ‘But, thanks to the advancements in surgery this has become unavoidable.’
    • ‘Now it's back, thanks to the Internet and cost-saving technological advancements.’
    • ‘Most law changes and technological advancements in the recent past have loaded the game in favour of the batsmen.’
    • ‘The prices are expected to steadily decline in line with economies of scale and further technological advancements.’
    • ‘Technological advancements have obviously paved the way for spectacular improvements in understanding.’
    • ‘It's not so good if you buy in bulk items that are likely to improve with advancements in technology.’
    • ‘It's rare in music now that horns are tight - I think it coincides with the supposed advancements of technology.’
    • ‘The impact of such military-scientific developments led to further advancements in the fields of anatomy and surgery.’
    • ‘Fleming also will discuss the changes brought about by technological advancements.’
    development, progress, evolution, growth, improvement, advance, furtherance, forwarding, expansion, extension, spread
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French avancement, from avancer ‘to advance’.

Pronunciation

advancement

/ədˈvɑːnsm(ə)nt/