Pronunciation: (ad"vur-tīz'munt, ad-vûr'tis-munt, -tiz-),[key] —n. 1. a paid announcement, as of goods for sale, in newspapers or magazines, on radio or television, etc.
2. a public notice, esp. in print.
3. the action of making generally known; a calling to the attention of the public: The news of this event will receive wide advertisement.Also,ad"ver•tize'ment.