Definition of advancement in English:

advancement

noun

  • 1The process of promoting a cause or plan.

    ‘their lives were devoted to the advancement of science’
    • ‘There is no reservation in jobs, no help with education and no program for the social and economic advancement of minorities.’
    • ‘He sits on the board of the Equipment Management Council, which devotes itself to promoting the training and advancement of its members.’
    • ‘Programme evaluation is critically important to the advancement of correctional rehabilitation knowledge.’
    • ‘The future advancement of socialism needs input from young activists.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The office is charged with promoting women's advancement and empowerment in Virgin Islands society.’
    • ‘Until recently, public life was based on the contest between left and right - between different visions of guaranteeing social advancement for all.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For both groups, women's social influence and political advancement was at stake.’
    • ‘To him, philanthropy meant community advancement, and community advancement must be the business of all citizens.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As individuals, as communities and as the nation we should adopt an attitude of self-reliance for social upliftment and advancement.’
    • ‘The Estonian American community has established a number of institutions to promote advancement in scholarship and education.’
    • ‘Nor does it bode well for Canada's economic advancement or political process, which thrives on a well-educated electorate.’
    • ‘The motion also seeks to locally effect all international statutes that promote women's advancement and protection.’
    • ‘The first is that the economic and social advancement of Maori is critical to New Zealand's future growth, prosperity, and well-being.’
    • ‘To assume that relevant data exist is to beg all the questions relating to the entrepreneurial process of discovering new avenues of advancement.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 The promotion of a person in rank or status.
      ‘opportunities for career advancement’
      • ‘He positions the party as a vehicle for career advancement, and not one for the betterment of our society.’
      • ‘Inequalities still exist: in pay, career advancement and in ‘the double burden’ of paid work and housework.’
      • ‘Opportunities for advancement and promotion are vast for the dedicated, productive hard worker.’
      • ‘These inclinations are apt to be familiar to the many reporters, editors and pundits who feel that career advancement is extremely important.’
      • ‘Those who had were not always selected for rapid advancement to senior rank.’
      • ‘It brought an embarrassing public conclusion to a failed bid for status advancement.’
      • ‘They also creating weak ties among individuals - which may contribute to career advancement.’
      • ‘They give their employees opportunities for advancement and assist in career building.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A person in one service is unlikely to transfer to another for career advancement.’
      • ‘It is an exciting business sector with excellent opportunities for career advancement.’
      • ‘There are plenty of opportunities for career advancement, but only those who know they'll be absolutely dedicated should join.’
      • ‘It's just that their conception of what constitutes support is limited very narrowly to career advancement.’
      • ‘For women, career advancement often means personal sacrifices.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Many news organizations demand a pronounced commitment to diversity as a requirement for career advancement.’
      • ‘I've read a few other biographies that point to the same synergy between civic involvement and career advancement.’
      • ‘An assumption exists in this research, and in other research that looks at career advancement, that everyone aspires to promotion.’
      promotion, preferment, career development, elevation, upgrading, being upgraded, progress, improvement, betterment, growth, rise, moving up
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    2. 1.2 Development or improvement.
      ‘technological advancements’
      • ‘Since then the printing industry has gone through enormous technological advancements.’
      • ‘The impact of such military-scientific developments led to further advancements in the fields of anatomy and surgery.’
      • ‘Technological advancements have since yielded more efficient means of fertilizing crops.’
      • ‘It's rare in music now that horns are tight - I think it coincides with the supposed advancements of technology.’
      • ‘Technological advancements have delivered major gains in lighting performance.’
      • ‘Scientific advancements, which have reached the level of cloning, are yet to find an alternative to blood, he points out.’
      • ‘The minister said Namdeb had over the last ten years made tremendous advancements in the development of mining technology.’
      • ‘Now it's back, thanks to the Internet and cost-saving technological advancements.’
      • ‘Progressions in Scotland itself during the Scottish enlightenment led to advancements throughout the empire.’
      • ‘The prices are expected to steadily decline in line with economies of scale and further technological advancements.’
      • ‘But, thanks to the advancements in surgery this has become unavoidable.’
      • ‘Most law changes and technological advancements in the recent past have loaded the game in favour of the batsmen.’
      • ‘Canada's distilleries began to grow thanks to factory production and technological advancements.’
      • ‘Technological advancements have obviously paved the way for spectacular improvements in understanding.’
      • ‘The last five years, however, have seen major advancements, and Romania is now a must visit location.’
      • ‘Opportunities will be spun out of advancements in research and development efforts.’
      • ‘Fleming also will discuss the changes brought about by technological advancements.’
      • ‘Is the quality of life now better for the technological advancements we have made?’
      • ‘Tanrikulu expressed hope that the two of them would be behind great advancements in the development of bilateral relations.’
      • ‘It's not so good if you buy in bulk items that are likely to improve with advancements in technology.’
      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

/ədˈvansmənt//ədˈvænsmənt/