• WordNet 3.6
    • n promotion act of raising in rank or position
    • n promotion the advancement of some enterprise "his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career"
    • n promotion a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution "the packaging of new ideas"
    • n promotion encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was written in 1939 for a store promotion by an advertising employee of the department store Montgomery Ward
    • n promotion The act of promoting, advancing, or encouraging; the act of exalting in rank or honor; also, the condition of being advanced, encouraged, or exalted in honor; preferment. "Promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: George Washington who commanded the Continental Army as a four-star general was promoted posthumously to the position of six-star "General of the Armies of Congress" by an order of Jimmy Carter, who felt America's first President should also be America's highest military official.
    • n promotion The act of promoting; advancement; encouragement: as, the promotion of virtue or morals; the promotion of peace or of discord.
    • n promotion Advancement in rank or honor; preferment.
    • n promotion The act of informing; the laying of an information against any one.
    • n promotion To be on good behavior or diligent in duty with a view to recommending one's self for promotion.
    • n promotion Synonyms See progress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rudolph the Red-nosed reindeer was actually created as a promotional figure for Montgommery Wards department stores.
    • Promotion the act of promoting: advancement in rank or in honour: encouragement: preferment
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two-thirds of promotion is motion”
  • Denis Diderot
    “Distance is a great promoter of admiration!”
  • Larry Holmes
    Larry Holmes
    “All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.”
  • Pat Riley
    “Being ready isn't enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.”
  • Lord Essex
    Lord Essex
    “Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. promotio,: cf. F. promotion,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. promotus, pa.p. of promovērepro, forward, movēre, to move.


In literature:

Promotion to rank of Major ante-dated to 15th September 1914.
"With a Highland Regiment in Mesopotamia" by Anonymous
On the part of the worker, it promotes varying degrees of stupefaction or irritation.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
What the promoter does not say it is absolutely necessary for the safe investor to find out.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Promotion did not move his way, however.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
In 901 =Alfred the Great=, king of England, founds a seminary at Oxford to promote the study of sacred literature.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
A remarkable instance of promotion for gallant conduct occurred early in the reign of William and Mary.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the beginning, let us distinguish between the fraudulent promoter and the uninformed promoter.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Of course it was great promotion for Elsa.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
Both were capable soldiers, receiving promotions and titles at Napoleon's hand during the empire.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Promotion is quick and based on merit in Category Military.
"Mercenary" by Dallas McCord Reynolds

In poetry:

And it's kind of cheerful thinking
Beside the dull tent fire,
About that great promotion
When He says "Come up higher."
"A Rainy Day in Camp" by Anonymous Americas
This follows on the fatal train,
Promoting untold sadness,
Until it strikes upon the brain,
Which brings distressing madness.
"Strong Drink" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Thy little ones within the jasper portals,
There by the crystal sea he learns to sing
The new song only known to the immortals,
Promoted to the presence of the King
"Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People" by Nora Pembroke
For those this mausoleum is erected
Who Stanford to the Upper House elected.
Their luck is less or their promotion slower,
For, dead, they were elected to the Lower.
"A Wreath Of Immortelles" by Ambrose Bierce
They were the stoutest cowhide that
Could be peeled off a cow. But he was not promoted So
Kate wed him anyhow. (This world is crowded full of Kates
That wed them anyhow.)
"The Romance Of Patrolman Casey" by Ellis Parker Butler
Posed as Young Ithuriel, resolute and grim,
Till he found promotion didn't come to him;
Till he found that reprimands weekly were his lot,
And his many Districts curiously hot.
"The Man Who Could Write" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

In this Oct 8, 2009 file photo British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber promotes his new production "Love Never Dies" at a theater in London.
Two North Country men serving in the New York Army National Guard were promoted recently in recognition of their capabilities and readiness for additional responsibility and leadership.
Promoter Bob Arum is heading up the Sept 15 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Sergio Martinez middleweight title fight promotion in Las Vegas.
Boxing promoter Bob Arum supports Victor Conte's push for better drug testing.
AP Photo Manny Pacquiao is expected to fight again Nov 10, but promoter Bob Arum says it won't be against Floyd Mayweather.
WBO will review controversial Pacquiao-Bradley bout as promoter Arum seeks clarity in outcome.
Longtime Ford executive promoted, could become CEO as soon as 2015.
Led by chairman Oscar C Macaraeg, the chamber promotes Asian-American business and community growth in Tarrant County.
Asian American YouTube stars promote voter registration.
The new Promoted Updates enables businesses to send promoted content to users.
Promotes and facilitates efforts focused on clinical effectiveness, quality improvement , and patient safety, and assures that appropriate monitoring systems are in place to promote quality care.
Information on how you can get school credit, while having a blast at all of the great KJR-AM events and promotions, in the KJR-AM Promotion Department.
Khan 's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, held a press conference Tuesday with the fighter in London to announce Khan 's next fight against Carlos Molina.
Knockout Promotions, founded in March 2005, is one of the most successful and recognizable event promotions company in the USA.
What types of special promotions, displays or events are you doing to help promote sales during the holiday season.

In science:

In many cases, transcriptional regulation involves the binding of transcription factors at sites on the DNA that are not immediately adjacent to the promoter of interest.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
The smaller coupling leads to an entropy increase, which promotes the transition by reducing the free energy of the open state.
Experimental and theoretical studies of sequence effects on the fluctuation and melting of short DNA molecules
Various efforts have been made to promote this ideal system.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
We start in the conventional way by promoting the classical constraints into operators, densely defined on a common domain in a proper Hilbert space.
Ostrogradski approach for the Regge-Teitelboim type cosmology
Results indicate that variability of input-output matrix elements, and random structures of the underlying graph tend to make the system less stable, while fast price dynamics or strong responsiveness to stock accumulation promote stability.
Stability and dynamical properties of material flow systems on random networks