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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Advancement  \Ad*vance"ment\  ([a^]d*v[.a]ns"ment),  n.  [OE. 
  avancement  F.  avancement  See  {Advance},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  advancing,  or  the  state  of  being  advanced; 
  progression;  improvement;  furtherance;  promotion  to  a 
  higher  place  or  dignity;  as  the  advancement  of  learning. 
 
  In  heaven  .  .  .  every  one  (so  well  they  love  each 
  other)  rejoiceth  and  hath  his  part  in  each  other's 
  advancement.  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  True  religion  .  .  .  proposes  for  its  end  the  joint 
  advancement  of  the  virtue  and  happiness  of  the 
  people.  --Horsley. 
 
  2.  An  advance  of  money  or  value;  payment  in  advance.  See 
  {Advance},  5. 
 
  3.  (Law)  Property  given  usually  by  a  parent  to  a  child,  in 
  advance  of  a  future  distribution. 
 
  4.  Settlement  on  a  wife,  or  jointure.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  advancement 
  n  1:  encouragement  of  the  progress  or  growth  or  acceptance  of 
  something  [syn:  {promotion},  {furtherance}] 
  2:  the  act  of  moving  forward  toward  a  goal  [syn:  {progress},  {progression}, 
  {advance},  {forward  motion},  {onward  motion}] 
  3:  gradual  improvement  or  growth  or  development:  "advancement 
  of  knowledge";  "great  progress  in  the  arts";  "their 
  research  and  development  gave  them  an  advantagte"  [syn:  {progress}] 




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