advertency

noun
ad·​ver·​ten·​cy | \ ad-ˈvər-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce advertency (audio) \
plural advertencies

Definition of advertency

1 : the quality or state of being advertent : heedfulness

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of advertency in a Sentence

a history textbook that has been widely criticized for its lack of advertency to the contributions of minorities

First Known Use of advertency

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about advertency

Share advertency

Statistics for advertency

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for advertency

The first known use of advertency was in 1644

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on advertency

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for advertency

Comments on advertency

What made you want to look up advertency? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a shady place in a garden or forest

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!