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Meaning of promotion

pro•mo•tion

Pronunciation: (pru-mō'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. advancement in rank or position.
  2. furtherance or encouragement.
  3. the act of promoting.
  4. the state of being promoted.
  5. something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
  6. Also calledthe replacement of a pawn that has reached the enemy's first rank by a more powerful piece of the same color, usually a queen.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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