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Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n advertisement a public promotion of some product or service
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In South Korea, Green Giant canned sweet corn is advertised as a topping for ice cream.
    • Advertisement A public notice, especially a paid notice in some public print; anything that advertises; as, a newspaper containing many advertisements .
    • Advertisement Admonition; advice; warning. "Therefore give me no counsel:
      My griefs cry louder than advertisement ."
    • Advertisement The act of informing or notifying; notification. "An advertisement of danger."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the US, federal law states that children's TV shows may contain only 10 minutes of advertising per hour and on weekends the limit is 10 and one-half minutes.
    • n advertisement Attention; observation; heed.
    • n advertisement Instruction; warning; intelligence.
    • n advertisement A giving of notice or information; notification; specific intelligence about anything: as, a publisher's advertisement prefixed to a book (as part of it).
    • n advertisement A notice or an announcement made public by handbill, placard, or similar means, or, as formerly, by proclamation, as by a town crier; specifically, a paid notice of any kind inserted in a newspaper or other public print.
    • n advertisement A bringing into public notice or attention; publicity; notoriety.
    • n advertisement Often abbreviated ad., adv., or advt.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the year 1790, there were two firsts in the United States; the first wholesale coffee roasting company, and the first newspaper advertisement featuring coffee.
    • ns Advertisement the act of advertising or making known: a public notice in a newspaper or periodical: notoriety:
    • ns Advertisement (obs.) news
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Quotations

  • James R. Adams
    James R. Adams
    “Advertising is the principal reason why the business person has come to inherit the earth.”
  • Archibishop of Canterbury
    Archibishop of Canterbury
    “I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The novice in advertising frequently gives the public credit, for too much intelligence.”
  • John Wanamaker
    John Wanamaker
    “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.”
  • Pauline Kael
    Pauline Kael
    “In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.”
  • Ed Rollins
    Ed Rollins
    “You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. avertisement, formerly also spelled advertissement, a warning, giving notice, fr. avertir,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from L. See Advert.

Usage

In literature:

Its advertisers include all the soap companies.
"Subversive" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
You may send treasure by armed guards, in which case you invite attack by advertising what you are doing.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Many of the prepared foods advertised for children are of little benefit.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
In my experience I have found that a circular letter meets the same end as an undesirable advertisement.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
It is best to find out what people will take the book, and advertise it to them.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Half the advertisements in his paper aren't paid for at all.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
Advertisements of all these fruits appear in the earliest newspapers.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
These weeklies carried small news items with a smattering of advertising from surrounding trade centers.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
Those disguised advertisements in the newspapers called "Personals" are of this evil character.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
The steamer Lusitania of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company was advertised to sail on the 12th, and we determined to go by her.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
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In poetry:

A clock is always excellent
That has its label on,
And proves a fine advertisement
For Waterbury, Conn.
"The Little Clock" by Hattie Howard
And Jack Canuck's free handed
He sends, (Jack's awful wise),
His dumpling dust in ship loads;
(It pays to advertise).
"Jack Canuck" by Abner Cosens
A rich advowson, highly prized,
For private sale was advertised;
And many a parson made a bid;
The REVEREND SIMON MAGUS did.
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The curtain's up - the stage all black -
Time and the year nigh sped -
Time as an advertising quack -
The Old Year nearly dead.
"At a Pantomime." by William Schwenck Gilbert
Where are the Marys, and Anns, and Elizas,
Loving and lovely of yore?
Look in the columns of old Advertisers,--
Married and dead by the score.
"Questions And Answers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And since helmets of steel bone rind
The great heads of the Numerous Mind
No glories of your breast and thighs
Shall these poor verses advertise-
Only the dry debility
Of a spent wind in a winter tree.
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate

In news:

Following the debut of its new No Bollocks national advertising campaign, Newcastle, the leading imported ale in the US, is announcing the details of its No Bollocks Guarantee summer retail program.
BEST NEW TREND IN ADVERTISING.
The SCA has found that an advertisement is misleading if it lists law firm offices in several cities when, in fact, there are no bona fide firm offices in those cities.
And a trade association of denigrating a supplier of bonded leather through false advertising and other misrepresentations.
Audio and video post house Bongo Post & Music recently teamed up with Advertising Agency Mering & Associates and producer Liz Ross on a variety of projects.
(from the advertiser ) Provencal cooking in an elegant setting from the husband and wife team of Chip Smith and Tina Vaughn.
The Gwinnett County Library Board has voted against an idea to raise money by placing advertising on bookmarks.
Library board votes down bookmark advertising.
A plan to use bookmarks handed out at library branches as a means for advertising -- and a potential revenue generator -- was struck down unanimously by board members during a Monday meeting.
The Gwinnett County Library Board has voted against an idea to raise money by placing advertising on bookmarks .
The Bordeaux Wine Council, the trade association that represents the region's wine growers, is on the hunt for a UK advertising agency.
Bordeaux Wine Council…on the hunt for a UK advertising agency.
The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) Awards for Multicultural Excellence took place last night and they featured the year's best multicultural advertising campaigns.
" Semantic advertising enables savvy publishers and advertisers to prosper even during challenging times, and is poised to become the new standard in online content monetization and advertising," he said.
Mail Newspapers is offering advertisers in the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday the sweetener of free selected advertising in the papers' tablet edition, Mail Plus, which is the newspaper launch partner on the Kindle Fire.
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In science:

The matrix of Poisson brackets of constraints has non-vanishing determinant, so the theory is indeed second-class as advertised.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Most importantly, {π0 (x), πa ,a +P (y )} = 0, so the Stueckelberg formulation is first class, as advertised.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Thus, at leading order the heavy Ma jorana neutrinos ˜N4 and ˜N5 are degenerate, as advertised earlier and shown in Figure 1.
The Lepton Sector of a Fourth Generation
In this paper we attempted to advertise the power and flexibility of the Free Random Variables calculus for multivariate stochastic processes of the VARMA type.
A Random Matrix Approach to VARMA Processes
They advertise their capabilities by publishing the WSDL interface to a service registry, where clients search for services to satisfy their business needs.
Comparative Studies of 10 Programming Languages within 10 Diverse Criteria - a Team 10 COMP6411-S10 Term Report
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