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"advertisement" in British English

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advertisementnoun [C]

uk   /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.
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!

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(Definition of advertisement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"advertisement" in American English

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advertisementnoun [C]

us   /ˌæd·vərˈtɑɪz·mənt, ədˈvɜr·t̬əz·mənt/ short form ad
a paid notice that tells people about a product or service: I saw an advertisement for the job in yesterday’s paper.
(Definition of advertisement from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"advertisement" in Business English

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advertisementnoun [C]

uk   /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.
(Definition of advertisement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “advertisement”
in Arabic إعلان…
in Korean 광고…
in Portuguese anúncio…
in Catalan anunci…
in Japanese 広告, 宣伝…
in Chinese (Simplified) 广告, 启事…
in Turkish resim, film, şarkı ve benzeri ilanlar…
in Russian реклама…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廣告, 啟事…
in Italian pubblicità, annuncio pubblicitario…
in Polish reklama, ogłoszenie…
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