Meaning of promoter


Pronunciation: (pru-mō'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that promotes, furthers, or encourages.
  2. a person who initiates or takes part in the organizing of a company, development of a project, etc.
  3. a person who organizes and provides financial backing for a sporting event or entertainment.
  4. any substance that in small amounts is capable of increasing the activity of a catalyst.
  5. Also calleda water-repellent reagent enhancing the ability of certain ores to float so that they can be extracted by the flotation process.
    1. a site on a DNA molecule at which RNA polymerase binds and initiates transcription.
    2. a gene sequence that activates transcription.
  6. an informer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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