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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, ​shortfilm, ​song, etc. that ​tries to ​persuadepeople to ​buy a ​product or ​service, or a ​piece of ​text that ​tellspeople 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 ​paidnotice that ​tellspeople 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 ​modellingjob 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 ​sitesrun 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 advertisementcosts £600 in her ​publication.
(also job advertisement) WORKPLACE, HR a ​shortpiece 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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