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[ ad-ver-tahyz-muh nt, ad-vur-tis-muh nt, -tiz- ]SEE DEFINITION OF advertisement
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WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "written statement calling attention to" something, "public notice" (of anything, but often of a sale); from Middle French avertissement, from stem of avertir (see advertise). Meaning "public notice" (usually paid), the main modern sense, emerged 1580s and was fully developed by 18c.

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