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English definition of “advertisement”

advertisement

noun [C]     /ədˈvɜː.tɪs.mənt/ US  /ˈæd.vɝː.taɪz.mənt/
A2 (informal ad, UK also informal advert) a picture, short film, song, etc. that tries to persuade people to buy a product or service, or a piece of text that tells people about a job, etc.: a television/newspaper advertisement for a new car She scanned the job/property advertisements in the paper.Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing be an advertisement for sth If you are an advertisement for something, you show its good effects: I'm afraid I'm not a very good advertisement for the diet since I've actually put on weight!Samples and examplesPeople having good qualities
(Definition of advertisement noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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