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English definition of “promotion”

promotion

noun [C or U] (RAISE)    /prəˈməʊ.ʃən/ US  /-ˈmoʊ-/
B2 the act of raising someone to a higher or more important position or rank : Did Steve get/Was Steve given the promotion he wanted ? The job offers excellent promotion prospects .Promoting, demoting and transferring staff [U] If a sports team wins promotion, it moves to a higher division at the end of the season : River Plate's win last night has considerably increased their chances of promotion this season .
(Definition of promotion noun (RAISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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