classified advertising

clas·si·fied ad·ver·tis·ing
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas-uh-fahyd ad-ver-tahy-zing]
    • /ˈklæs əˌfaɪd ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klas-uh-fahyd ad-ver-tahy-zing]
    • /ˈklæs əˌfaɪd ˈæd vərˌtaɪ zɪŋ/

Definitions of classified advertising words

  • noun classified advertising advertising compactly arranged, as in newspaper columns, according to subject, under such listings as help wanted and lost and found 3
  • noun classified advertising classified ads collectively. 1
  • noun classified advertising the business or practice of selling space for classified ads. 1
  • noun classified advertising the department of a newspaper or other publication that handles classified advertising. 1
  • noun classified advertising small private advertisements in print publications 1

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Origin of classified advertising

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Classified advertising


classified advertising popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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