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English noun: advancement

1. advancement (communication) encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

Synonymsfurtherance, promotion

Broader (hypernym)encouragement

2. advancement (act) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Synonymsadvance, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression

Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

Narrower (hyponym)career, clear sailing, easy going, leapfrog, life history, march, plain sailing, push


3. advancement (act) gradual improvement or growth or development

SamplesAdvancement of knowledge.
Great progress in the arts.


Broader (hypernym)development

Narrower (hyponym)forwarding, furtherance, promotion, stride, work flow, workflow

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