ad·vance·ment /ədˈvæn(t)smənt/ 名詞
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.]
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,
procession, advance, forward motion, onward motion]
3: gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement
of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts" [syn: progress]