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noun promotion pronunciation in American English /prəˈmoʊʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a move to a higher level in a company, institution, or sport
    We try to fill our executive positions by promotion from within.
    get/win/gain promotion: His number one objective is to get a promotion.
    promotion to: his promotion to a position of leadership
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the activity of encouraging or supporting something
    A key element of his economic program is the promotion of free trade and investment.
    The campaign is concerned with the promotion of health.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of attracting peoples attention to a product or event, for example by advertising
    a ban on the promotion of tobacco products
    the budget for advertising and promotions


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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