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in advance

Definition of in advance

  1. 1 :  before something happens <He knew about the change two weeks in advance.> <There was no way to know in advance that these problems would occur.>

  2. 2 :  before a future event or time <We made reservations in advance.> <Thank you in advance for your help.> —often + of <They began to make preparations several days in advance of her arrival.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to accelerate the growth or progress of

    :  to bring or move forward

    :  to raise to a higher rank

  1. :  a moving forward

    :  progress in development

    :  a progressive step :  improvement

  1. :  made, sent, or furnished ahead of time

    :  going or situated before

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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