promotion Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “promotion” in the English Dictionary

"promotion" in British English

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uk   /prəˈməʊ.ʃən/  us   /-ˈmoʊ-/

promotion noun (ENCOURAGE)

B2 [C or U] activities to ​advertise something: a sales promotion There was a promotion in the ​supermarket and they were giving away ​freeglasses of ​wine. Obviously as ​salesmanager he'll be very ​involved in the promotion and ​marketing of the ​product.C1 [U] the ​act of ​encouraging something to ​happen or ​develop: the promotion of a ​healthylifestyle
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promotion noun (RAISE)

B2 [C or U] the ​act of ​raising someone to a ​higher or more ​importantposition or ​rank: Did Steve get/Was Steve given the promotion he ​wanted? The ​joboffersexcellent promotion prospects. [U, C or U] mainly UK If a ​sportsteamwins promotion, it ​moves to a ​higher division at the end of the season: River Plate's ​win last ​night has ​considerablyincreasedtheirchances of promotion this ​season.
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(Definition of promotion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"promotion" in American English

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promotionnoun [C/U]

 us   /prəˈmoʊ·ʃən/

promotion noun [C/U] (ADVANCE)

the ​advancement of someone to a more ​importantrank or ​position: [C/U] She’s been ​recommended for a promotion.

promotion noun [C/U] (ADVERTISEMENT)

advertisingintended to ​increase the ​sales of a ​product or ​service
(Definition of promotion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"promotion" in Business English

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uk   us   /prəˈməʊʃən/
[C or U] HR, WORKPLACE the ​process or fact of giving someone a ​higher or more important ​job: Employees worry that saying 'no' to the ​bossdecreases their chances of ​advancement and promotion.get/receive a promotion Does ​workinglongerhoursincrease your chances of getting a promotion? She was recommended for promotion by her ​manager. The ​study showed that obese ​employees were repeatedly passed over for promotion. He was seen by ​management as a troublemaker rather than a candidate for promotion.
[C or U] (also product promotion) MARKETING an ​advertisement, ​event, or other ​activity used to ​advertise a ​product or ​service, or the use of these ​advertisements, ​events, etc.: The ​supermarket has said it will ​extend the promotion for another week. The ​chain chose to ​concentrate very ​heavily on ​in-store promotions. We do ​product promotions using ​textmessages. Heavy promotion of the country as a ​touristdestination has ​brought significant ​growth in the ​industry.
promotions [U] MARKETING the ​activity of ​advertisingproducts and ​services, or a ​department of a ​company that does this ​work: She ​found a dream ​job as ​director of ​publicity and promotions for a ​recordcompany in St. Paul. His ​book can ​help your ​company decide how many ​dollars should be ​spent in promotions.
[U] the ​activity of encouraging something to ​happen or ​develop: the promotion of sth These ​legislativedevelopments will ​contribute to the promotion of ​foreigninvestment. Direct government promotion played a ​primary role in the ​development of ​e-commerce. He ​worked in a trade promotionunit in the ​federal Commerce Department.
(Definition of promotion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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