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Pronunciation:  ad'vansmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"; "their research and development gave them an advantage"
  2. [n]  the act of moving forward toward a goal
  3. [n]  encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

ADVANCEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: advance, forward motion, furtherance, onward motion, progress, progression, promotion
 See Also: career, clear sailing, development, easy going, encouragement, forwarding, furtherance, leapfrog, life history, march, motion, move, movement, plain sailing, promotion, push, stride, workflow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad*vance"ment\ ([a^]d*v[.a]ns"ment), n. [OE.
avancement, F. avancement. See {Advance}, v. t.]
1. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced;
   progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a
   higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.

         In heaven . . . every one (so well they love each
         other) rejoiceth and hath his part in each other's
         advancement.                          --Sir T. More.

         True religion . . . proposes for its end the joint
         advancement of the virtue and happiness of the
         people.                               --Horsley.

2. An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See
   {Advance}, 5.

3. (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in
   advance of a future distribution.

4. Settlement on a wife, or jointure. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Success in both your professional and private life is waiting for you if you dream of experiencing any kind of advancement. When you dream of others advancing and leaving you behind, it might reflect fears of being overtaken by the competition.
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