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Topic: ADVERTISING AND MARKETING

Date: 1800-1900
Origin: POST21

poster

noun
     
post‧er S3 [countable]
BBA a large printed notice, picture, or photograph, used to advertise something or as a decoration:
A team of volunteers were putting up posters.
a poster campaign for the election
poster for
the poster for the exhibition
poster of
posters of old movie stars
WORD FOCUS: advertisement WORD FOCUS: advertisement
types of advertisement: commercial on TV or radio
poster
on a wall, often with a picture on it
junk mail
unwanted letters in the post, advertising things
flyer
a sheet of paper with an advertisement on it, given to you in the street or pushed through your door
the blurb
a piece of writing on the back of a book, which talks about the good things in it
the classified ads
also the small ads British English short advertisements in a newspaper, in which people offer things for sale
the personal ads
/the lonely hearts (ads) newspaper advertisements in which people say they want to meet someone for romance


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advertisement
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