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Noun: advancement  ud'vãn(t)s-munt
  1. Encouragement of the progress, growth or acceptance of something
    - promotion, furtherance
  2. The act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    - progress, progression, procession, advance, forward motion, onward motion
  3. Gradual improvement, growth or development
    "advancement of knowledge";
    - progress

Derived forms: advancements

Type of: development, encouragement, motion, move, movement

Encyclopedia: Advancement