advancement advancement  /əd ˈvæns mənt/


  1. (n) encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  2. (n) the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  3. (n) gradual improvement or growth or development


  • CON: Some argue that his advancement on Idol was fuelled by Howard Stern's votefortheworst.


  1. New Ohio State VP for advancement set to play key role in 'But for Ohio State' campaign

    Patricia Hill-Callahan, the new VP for advancement at OSU’s Wexner Medical Center and principal gift strategist university-wide, will start at her new position June 17.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Lantern

  2. Cooper Union Students Fight For Freedom From Tuition

    When students at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York took over the president's office one month ago to protest the school's decision to charge tuition, they painted the lobby black. They also took a painting of the school's founder, and hung a piece of red fabric...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. IEEE Unveils Comprehensive Resource Portfolio to Drive Continued Advancement of the Global Smart Grid

    IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today unveiled a host of resources designed to foster continued innovation and advancement of the global smart grid.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "I think what's hampered advancement in Africa is that for many years we've made excuses about corruption or poor governance," Obama said. "That this was somehow the consequence of neo-colonialism, or the West has been oppressive, or racism....
    on Jul 8, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Bloomberg

  2. "People are coming to us with certain ways to dry asphalt faster and better," France said Friday. "That would be a welcomed technology advancement. So we'll always try to do that. ...... If inclement weather happens, it's out of our control....
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Brian France Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "Indeed, the advancement of higher education is the quintessential example of a 'civic purpose,'" Ciparick wrote.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick Source: The Associated Press

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