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"promotion" in British English

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promotionnoun

uk   /prəˈməʊ.ʃən/ us   /prəˈmoʊ.ʃən/
  • 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 free glasses of wine. Obviously as sales manager 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 healthy lifestyle

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  • promotion noun (RAISE)

B2 [C or U] the act of raising someone to a higher or more important position or rank: Did Steve get/Was Steve given the promotion he wanted? The job offers excellent promotion prospects.
[U, C or U] mainly UK If a sports team wins promotion, it moves to a higher division at the end of the season: River Plate's win last night has considerably increased their chances 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 important rank or position: [C/U] She’s been recommended for a promotion.
  • promotion noun [C/U] (ADVERTISEMENT)

(Definition of promotion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"promotion" in Business English

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promotionnoun

uk   /prəˈməʊʃən/ us  
[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 boss decreases their chances of advancement and promotion.get/receive a promotion Does working longer hours increase 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 text messages. Heavy promotion of the country as a tourist destination has brought significant growth in the industry.
promotions [U]
MARKETING the activity of advertising products 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 record company 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 legislative developments will contribute to the promotion of foreign investment. Direct government promotion played a primary role in the development of e-commerce. He worked in a trade promotion unit in the federal Commerce Department.
(Definition of promotion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“promotion” in British English

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