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 for advancement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Advancement \Ad*vance"ment\ ([a^]d*v[.a]ns"ment), n. [OE.
     avancement, F. avancement. See Advance, v. t.]
     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.
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              In heaven . . . every one (so well they love each
              other) rejoiceth and hath his part in each other's
              advancement.                          --Sir T. More.
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              True religion . . . proposes for its end the joint
              advancement of the virtue and happiness of the
              people.                               --Horsley.
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     2. An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See
        Advance, 5.
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     3. (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in
        advance of a future distribution.
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     4. Settlement on a wife, or jointure. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  advancement
      n 1: encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of
           something [syn: promotion, furtherance, advancement]
      2: the act of moving forward (as toward a goal) [syn:
         progress, progression, procession, advance,
         advancement, forward motion, onward motion] [ant:
         retreat]
      3: gradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of
         knowledge"; "great progress in the arts" [syn: advancement,
         progress]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "advancement":
     Great Leap Forward, accomplishment, advance, advancing,
     aggrandizement, amelioration, amendment, amplification, anabasis,
     ascent, bettering, betterment, blossoming, boost, career, course,
     development, developmental change, dignification, elaboration,
     elevation, enhancement, enlargement, ennoblement, enrichment,
     eugenics, euthenics, evolution, evolutionary change, evolvement,
     evolving, exaltation, expansion, expediting, expedition,
     explication, facilitation, flowering, forward motion, forwardal,
     forwarding, furtherance, furthering, go-ahead, gradual change,
     graduation, growth, headway, helping along, improvement, knighting,
     lend-lease, lending, lending at interest, lift, loan-sharking,
     loaning, magnification, march, maturation, melioration, mend,
     mending, moneylending, natural development, natural growth,
     nonviolent change, ongoing, onward course, passage, passing,
     pay raise, pickup, preference, preferential treatment, preferment,
     proficiency, progress, progression, progressiveness, promotion,
     raise, raising, recovery, restoration, revival, ripening, rise,
     rolling, rolling on, rushing, shylocking, special treatment,
     speeding, travel, upbeat, upgrading, uplift, uplifting, upping,
     upswing, uptrend, upward mobility, usury, way
  
  

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