demotion demotion  /dɪ ˈmoʊ ʃən/


  • (n) act of lowering in rank or position


  1. In one case, a former head of its Dallas office who sexually harassed an employee received a demotion and transfer -- to the Virgin Islands.
  2. Outwardly, her ever-confident manner gave no hint of the humiliating demotion, even after the reorganization leaked to the press.
  3. Warned to stop interfering and threatened with a demotion, the career Corps employee decided to act on her conscience, according to her lawyer, Michael Kohn.


  1. Mariners moving Wilhelmsen out of closer's role

    Reliever Tom Wilhelmsen's four blown saves since May 20 have earned the Mariner's right-hander a demotion from the closer's role.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  2. Fix Your Mobile Site--or Face a Google Demotion

    Long load times, blank screens, and customer headaches are a recipe for demotion in Google's search rankings, warn two engineers. Here's how to fix it. Small business owners, beware: If your site isn't mobile friendly or creates a headache for smartphone users, Google will punish you. Yoshikiyo Kato, a software engineer, and Pierre Far, a Webmaster Trends Analyst, announced Tuesday Google will ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  3. Mariners: Ackley finds confidence, swing in Triple-A

    Since his demotion to Triple-A, Dustin Ackley has hit a torrid .406 in 15 games with the Tacoma Rainiers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Kitsap Sun


  1. "We don't look at it as a demotion," pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "We look at it as the means to getting his delivery right. He's a guy we need."
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Rich Dubee Source: USA Today

  2. "It wasn't a demotion and he understood that," Dungy said. "We were just going to start the game with Joseph. Dom's ended up finishing the last two games. Dom knew he was still going to be involved. He knew he was still get a lot of carries...
    on Jan 14, 2007 By: Tony Dungy Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. "They talked to me today and made sure that I didn't think it was something wrong," said Spezza. "I'm playing with a couple great players. Sharpie had 40 goals or close to 40 goals, I don't think it's too much of a demotion."
    on May 7, 2008 By: Jason Spezza Source:

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