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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun advancement:


Definition of the noun advancement

What does advancement mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: advancements

  1. encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  2. the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  3. gradual improvement or growth or development
    • example: advancement of knowledge
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of advancement: progress
    • more generic word: development = act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun advancement


  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.
  2. An advance of money or value; payment in advance.
  3. [legal] Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.


Advancement is a common law doctrine of intestate succession that presumes that gifts given to a person's heir during that person's life are intended as an advance on what that heir would inherit upon the death of the parent. For example, suppose person P had two children, A and B. Suppose also that P had $100,000, and gave $20,000 to child A before P's death, leaving $80,000 in P's estate. If P died without a will, and A and B were P's only heirs, A and B would be entitled to split P's estate evenly. If the doctrine of advancement were not applied, then each child would receive half of the remaining $80,000, or $40,000. However, if the doctrine of advancement is applied, then the $20,000 already given to A would be considered part of P's estate advanced to A. Thus, the estate would still be valued at $100,000, and each heir would be entitled to $50,000, with the $20,000 already given to A being counted as part of his share. Of the remaining $80,000, A would take $30,000 and B would take $50,000.

Phrases with Advancement

Phrases ending with the word Advancement:

  1. self-advancement
  2. Institutional Advancement

Other phrases containing the word Advancement:

  1. association for the advancement of retired persons
  2. Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advancement

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Google previewJudicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases (1904)

An advancement is an irrevocable gift by a parent to a child in anticipation of such child's future share of the parent's estate.

An advancement is a transfer of property from a person standing in loco parentis towards another to that other in anticipation of the share of...

Google previewHuman Resource Management in a Business Context (2007)

by Alan Price

Advancement is a positive move from one state to another that acts as a foundation for further advances. Fundamental to structural advancement is the ...

Google previewTwin Block Functional Therapy (2014)

by William Clark

If the profile improves with the mandible advanced, this is a clear indication that functional mandibular advancement is the treatment of choice. Clinical diagnosis has the advantage of providing an accurate prediction of the threedimensional ...

Google previewLeadership... Put a Cap on It! (2008)

Become a Better Leader by Improving Your Communication, Attitude, and Performance by Benny Hughes

But advancement is a broad term, and it does not have the same meaning for everyone. To some, advancement is mostly about pay increases. To others, it is about increased responsibilities and status that come with a promotion. Some may ...

Google previewMan! Know thyself (1954)

by Sant Kirpal Singh

of the teachings; whereas the actual demonstration given to develop and achieve inner advancement is the practical part, called meditation or Satsang ( internal). Conscientious practice brings fruit within days or weeks and it is not necessary ...

Google previewPublic Finance (2008)

by S.N. Chand

A necessary requisite for its advancement is the general development as also its own progress. In the process of general economic development, agriculture also contributes a lot. It is, therefore, necessary and useful to acquaint ourselves with ...

Google previewDiagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse (2010)

by Michael W. Ross, Sue J. Dyson

An important recent advancement is the ready availability of user-friendly computer programs to acquire, analyze, store, and process images. Systems based on Apple, Windows, and Unix are currently available and are straightforward. Motion ...

Google previewLight and Light Sources (2007)

High-Intensity Discharge Lamps by Peter G. Flesch

Thus, a further advancement is the elimination of the error due to reflections of plasma radiation at the electrodes by pyrometry with plasma correction. This method is referred to as (1+1)−λ pyrometry in the case of 1−λ pyrometry with plasma ...

Google previewDeveloping Faculty Learning Communities at Two-Year Colleges (2013)

Collaborative Models to Improve Teaching and Learning by Susan Sipple, Robin Lightner

Sometimes career advancement means moving from a twoyear to a fouryear institution, and without any evidence of scholarly activity, a twoyear college faculty member is unlikely to be able to make that move. Active SoTL research may be the ...

Google previewFederal R&d, Drug Discovery, and Pricing (2012)

Insights from the NIH-University-Industry Relationship by Wendy H. Schacht

The federal involvement in R&D stems, in part, from the understanding that technological advancement is a key element in economic growth. Many of the innovations that stimulate technological progress are rooted in basic research. However ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Career Development (2006)

by Jeffrey H. Greenhaus, Gerard A. Callanan

Some explanations for the underrepresentation of women and people of color in senior management focus on characteristics of individuals, and other explanations focus on various types of organizational barriers to career advancement of ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

advance, advancement.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Distributed Learning (2003)

by Anna DiStefano, Kjell Erik Rudestam, Robert Silverman

The integrated alumni/ae relations program makes important contributions to the overall advancement program of the institute through such activities as fund raising, development, and communications. By providing multiple opportunities for ...

Google previewGrabb's Encyclopedia of Flaps: Head and Neck (2015)

by Berish Strauch, Luis O. Vasconez, Charles K. Herman, Bernard T. Lee

The bilaterally pedicled VY advancement flap, based on the two subcutaneous pedicles that vascularize the skin island via subdermal plexus lateral bridges, was used in 959 softtissue reconstructions all over the face after oncologic ...

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Quotes about Advancement

After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement. (Norman Thomas)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4A1N1C3E1M3E1N1T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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