ad·​ver·​ten·​cy ad-ˈvər-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce advertency (audio)
plural advertencies
: the quality or state of being advertent : heedfulness

Examples of advertency in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of advertency was in 1644

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Cite this Entry

“Advertency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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