advancement

Use the noun advancement when you talk about something's growth or progress. The advancement of modern medicine has lengthened many people's lives.

You might describe a society's advancement as a result of new industries and an improved economy. You could also cheer your best friend's advancement in her French class, being moved to a higher level because of her hard work. When you advance, you move forward — either literally or figuratively. Advancement comes from this idea of moving in a positive direction and its Old French root word avancier, "move forward," from the Late Latin abante, "in front."

Definitions of advancement
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n the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)

Synonyms:
advance, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression
Antonyms:
retreat
the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)
Types:
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push
an effort to advance
career, life history
the general progression of your working or professional life
march
a steady advance
clear sailing, easy going, plain sailing
easy unobstructed progress
leapfrog
advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors
Type of:
motion, move, movement
the act of changing location from one place to another

n gradual improvement or growth or development

advancement of knowledge”
Synonyms:
progress
Types:
forwarding, furtherance, promotion
the advancement of some enterprise
stride
significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides")
work flow, workflow
progress (or rate of progress) in work being done
Type of:
development
act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

n encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something

Synonyms:
furtherance, promotion
Type of:
encouragement
the expression of approval and support

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