advertisement

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English[edit]

A Coca-Cola advertisement from the 1890s

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French advertissement (statement calling attention), compare French avertissement (warning). See advertise.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈædvəˌtʌɪzmənt/, /ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ədˈvɜːtɪsmənt/ (occasionally IPA(key): /ad.və.ˈtʌɪz.mənt// in some regions)
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈædvɚˌtaɪzmənt/
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  • Hyphenation: ad‧ver‧tise‧ment

Noun[edit]

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advertisement (plural advertisements)

  1. (marketing) A commercial solicitation designed to sell some commodity, service or similar.
    Companies try to sell their products using advertisements in form of placards, television spots and print publications.
  2. A public notice.
    The city council placed an advertisement in the local newspaper to inform its residents of the forthcoming roadworks.
  3. A recommendation of a particular product, service or person.
    The people gave a good advertisement for Wiktionary.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (commercial solicitation): ad, advert
  • (public notice):

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