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advertisement

noun [C]
 
 
/ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt/ US   /ˌædvərˈtaɪzmənt/ (also commercial, UK also advert, informal ad)
MARKETING a picture, sign, etc. that is used to make a product or service known and persuade people to buy it: an advertisement for sth Her first modelling job was in an advertisement for baked beans.place/put an advertisement somewhere They have started to place advertisements in popular magazines.run an advertisement Like other blogs, his sites run advertisements for debt-reduction services.an advertisement features/shows sth The advertisement features a father reading a bedtime story to his young daughter. a television/newspaper/internet, etc. advertisement A full-page advertisement costs £600 in her publication.
(also job advertisement) WORKPLACE, HR a short piece of writing, for example in a newspaper or on the internet, that advertises a job with a particular company or organization: an advertisement for sth He spotted a job advertisement for a reporter on a current affairs TV program.place/run an advertisement The second option was to place an advertisement of the vacancy.reply to/respond to/answer an advertisement When you answer an advertisement, look for words that ask directly about your skills and experience. → Compare classified ad → See also banner ad, button ad, classified advertisement, display advertisement
(Definition of advertisement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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