Pronunciation: (pru-mō'shun),[key] —n. 1. advancement in rank or position.
2. furtherance or encouragement.
3. the act of promoting.
4. the state of being promoted.
5. something devised to publicize or advertise a product, cause, institution, etc., as a brochure, free sample, poster, television or radio commercial, or personal appearance.
6. Also called queening.Chess.the replacement of a pawn that has reached the enemy's first rank by a more powerful piece of the same color, usually a queen.