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advancement

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English avancement, Old French avancement. See advance.

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NounEdit

advancement (plural advancements)

  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.
    • 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, Guardian:
      Dati launched a blistering attack on the prime minister, François Fillon, under whom she served as justice minister, accusing him of sexism, elitism, arrogance and hindering the political advancement of ethnic minorities.
  2. An advance of money or value; payment in advance.
  3. (law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old French avancement, with the d added back to reflect the Latin.

NounEdit

advancement m (plural advancemens)

  1. advance (forward movement)

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