• (GA) IPA: /pɹəˈmoʊʃən/
  • (RP) IPA: /pɹəˈməʊʃən/


  1. An advancement in rank or position.
    I'll have to give myself a promotion!
    Antonyms: demotion
  2. Dissemination of information in order to increase its popularity.
    the promotion of the idea of global warming in schools
  3. (marketing) An event intended to increase the reach or image of a product or brand.
    The price cut is serving as a promotion of the manufacturer's new beverage varieties.
  4. (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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