Meaning of “advertisement” in the English Dictionary

"advertisement" in 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)

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If it cannot be proved scientifically that a certain product helps health, the advertisement should just say the product tastes good, following the good old way of advertising a product.
Since we consider equality a partnership, we think that the tolerance of marketing and advertisement to this problems is equally valid for men.
The agreement on which we shall vote tomorrow may put an end to these and many other types of misleading advertisement.
The term commercial advertising does not include editorial texts, opinion advertising, product placement, artistic expression and all other forms of marketing which are not part of an advertisement.