Pronunciation: (ad"vur-tīz'munt, ad-vûr'tis-munt, -tiz-), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.