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advisory

[ad-vahy-zuh-ree] /ædˈvaɪ zə ri/
adjective
1.
of, giving, or containing advice:
an advisory letter from a stockbroker.
2.
having the power or duty to advise:
an advisory council.
noun, plural advisories.
3.
a report on existing or predicted conditions, often with advice for dealing with them:
an investment advisory.
4.
an announcement or bulletin that serves to advise and usually warn the public, as of some potential hazard:
a health advisory; a travelers' advisory.
5.
an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service to keep the public informed about the progress of a potentially dangerous weather condition:
hurricane advisory; tornado advisory.
Compare warning (def 3), watch (def 20).
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; advise + -ory1
Related forms
advisorily, adverb
preadvisory, adjective
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advisory

/ədˈvaɪzərɪ/
adjective
1.
giving advice; empowered to make recommendations: an advisory body
noun (pl) -ries
2.
a statement issued to give advice, recommendations, or a warning: a travel advisory
3.
a person or organization with an advisory function: the Prime Minister's media advisory
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Word Origin and History for preadvisory

advisory

adj.

1778; see advise + -ory. The noun meaning "weather warning" is from 1931.

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