fur|ther|ance [ˈfə:ðərəns US ˈfə:r-] n [U] formal
the act or process of helping something progress or be done
furtherance of
the furtherance of science
in furtherance of sth
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  • furtherance — fur|ther|ance [ fɜrð(ə)rəns ] noun uncount FORMAL the process of helping something develop successfully: He devoted his life to the furtherance of peace. The government has pledged to spend the money in furtherance of its education policy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • furtherance — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)ðərəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT: N of n The furtherance of something is the activity of helping it to be successful or be achieved. [FORMAL] The thing that matters is the furtherance of research in this country. Syn: advancement …   English dictionary

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