comparative advertising

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comparative advertising UK US noun [U] MARKETING
the practice of advertising goods by comparing them with, and suggesting they are better than, another company's products. This practice is illegal in some countries: »

There is, he claimed, a long history of allowing comparative advertising in the United States so that consumers will have more information to make informed choices.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • advertising — in the broadest sense of making goods publicly known developed as early as commodity exchange took shape in human society. In China, as elsewhere, the earliest medium of advertising was oral and even musical. The Book of Odes recorded an entry in …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

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