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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.

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 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 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 previewEncyclopaedia of Women in South Asia: Bangladesh (2004)

equal sharing in power and decision making; creation of strong mechanism to promote the advancement of women; promotion of women's human rights; equality in access to, and participation in, the media; equality in the family and society; ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

Nursing AAAHC: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care AAAI: American Association for Artificial Intelligence AACE: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians ...

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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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