promotion

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From Old French promocion, from Latin promotio.

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promotion (countable and uncountable, plural promotions)

  1. An advancement in rank or position.
    I'll have to give myself a promotion!
  2. (marketing) Dissemination of positive information about a product, product line, brand, or company.
    The price cut is serving as a promotion of the manufacturer's new beverage varieties.
  3. (zoology, chiefly entomology) Forward motion. (Contrast remotion.)
    • 1995, Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology ISBN 079233471X, page 63:
      By simple promotion and remotion, assisted by some flexure and extension, the distal spines of each would reach and scratch the substratum and, on remotion, sweep coarse particles posteriorly and dorsally.
    • 2008, John L. Capinera, Encyclopedia of Entomology ISBN 1402062427, volume 4, page 3326:
      In other arthropods, promotion-remotion of the leg is accomplished at other joints. For example, in spiders promotion-remotion occurs at the coxa-trochanter joint, insects utilize the body-coxa joint, and []

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  • promo (advertising; discount; year group)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin prōmōtiō, from prōmoveō (whence French promouvoir).

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promotion f (plural promotions)

  1. promotion (career advancement)
  2. promotion, advertising
    Ils seront là demain pour faire la promotion de leur dernier album.
  3. special offer, discount, special, sale
    Les pantalons sont en promotion, profitez-en !
    Synonyms: promo
  4. school year, year group
    Je fais partie de la promotion 2010-2011, et toi ?
    Synonyms: promo

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