Definitions for: Advancement

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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