promotion-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: increase of rank

Commentary: PROMOTION[+event] The act of raising a person's position or rank, or having one's position or rank raised.

John got a promotion to Assistant Manager after marrying the CEO's daughter.
I'm not sure if Mr. Smith's promotion of John was a good idea.
My promotion occurred at nine o'clock this morning, during the meeting.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: advertising

Commentary: PROMOTION[+event] Activities that encourage the support of something. Usually refers to advertising, but can refer to any activity that encourages support.

The promotion of Intelli-Soft's new product involved radio, print, and television advertisements.
John's clever self-promotion made him look intelligent to his boss.
The scientist went on television talk shows for the promotion of his new theory.
I've been given a position as "Manager of Product Promotion" at Microsoft.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: advancement

Commentary: PROMOTION[+event] The advancement of some enterprise, often an abstract cause. Does not refer to advertising. Not primarily concerned with gaining the support of other people.

I've joined the Society for the Promotion of International Literacy and Learning.
All my community service helped me when I focused on the promotion of my career.
The Federal Reserve considers the promotion of exports when determining interest rates.
John specified that his donation be used for the promotion of human rights.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: publicity material

Commentary: The physical material used as publicity for a product or a cause. Usually written documents.

I keep all the company promotion in a special folder near my garbage can.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1