advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \ əd-ˈvīz-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio) , -ˈvī-zə-\

Definition of advisory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having or exercising power to advise an advisory council
2 : containing or giving advice

advisory

noun
plural advisories

Definition of advisory (Entry 2 of 2)

: a report giving information (as on the weather) and often recommending action to be taken

Examples of advisory in a Sentence

Adjective

He attended a meeting of the advisory committee. She is acting in an advisory role in the administration.

Noun

We heard a weather advisory saying that heavy rains are expected tonight.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In the same release, World Patent Marketing noted the recent appointment of Matthew G. Whitaker, former Iowa US Attorney and Republican candidate for United States Senate to the company’s advisory board. Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Week in Washington: “The Whole Thing Is a Hoax!”," 18 Nov. 2018 The five-person advisory board voted 4-1 in favor of limiting self-bonding. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "As coal stalls, Wyoming considers new environmental clean-up rules," 20 Sep. 2018 Sky Harbor, whose advisory board approved the addition of Clear last September, is the 25th U.S. airport to offer the service. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Airport security: TSA PreCheck vs. Global Entry vs. Clear," 11 July 2018 Pruitt allegedly dismissed scientists from advisory boards and used political appointees to help select new members. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "How Scott Pruitt Blew It: A List of Scandals That Led to the EPA Chief's Resignation," 5 July 2018 Bathurst served on the advisory group that conducted a national search for the executive director position and made recommendations to Emanuel in 2016 when Russell was interviewed for the job. Tessa Weinberg, chicagotribune.com, "City's Animal Care and Control executive director asked to resign," 30 June 2018 An advisory board of mostly women will sort through the nominations, which will be collected until August 1. Rebecca Bratek, CBS News, ""Where are all the women?": New York City to commission statues honoring trailblazing women," 21 June 2018 Puckett is a member of an advisory group of politicians and business leaders that met at the DOT's request earlier this year. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "I-77 group wants to make one toll lane free. But will legislators get in the way?," 4 June 2018 Cydney Millstein, an architectural historian who worked on the boulevard's entry into the register, told the advisory group May 2. Bill Turque, kansascity, "In 10 miles, The Paseo shows poverty and progress. Is that what MLK should stand for? | The Kansas City Star," 12 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The 25-member advisory board was established by an executive order Mr. Trump signed in July. Tim Hanrahan, WSJ, "White House Names Top Executives to Workforce Advisory Board," 13 Feb. 2019 Wimbush was selected by COSIDA’s small-college advisory board. Ralph D. Russo, The Seattle Times, "Dixon, Simmer, Wimbush win Comeback Player of Year honors," 18 Dec. 2018 Ehmke emphasizes to The Verge that the Linux Foundation’s advisory board hasn’t been in touch with her at all, which isn’t unusual for an organization adopting her code. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "With Linux’s founder stepping back, will the community change its culture?," 21 Sep. 2018 The comedy center’s advisory board includes comedic heavyweights, including Carl Reiner, Lewis Black, Robert Klein, and Jim Gaffigan, as well as the daughters of late comics George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, and Harold Ramis. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "The National Comedy Center Is an Unlikely Attraction That's Putting Western New York Back on the Map," 13 Sep. 2018 Thayer, a Georgetown Republican who is on GOPAC's legislative leaders' advisory board, did not return phone calls to the Courier Journal about the trips. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "A GOP group influential in Kentucky is funded by tobacco and casinos," 13 July 2018 The company is led by CEO Steven Kelly, Dr. Dora Mitchell (operations) and Dr. Daniel Cushing (development).I ts scientific advisory board includes Dr. June (of Tmunity), and colleagues including Drs. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "Penn joins U.S. venture investors to raise $53M for Carisma," 27 June 2018 The chamber is also establishing a new advisory board consisting of representatives from municipalities and agencies that impact the North San Diego region. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Visconti to lead NSD Business Chamber board," 22 June 2018 Neither she nor any of the members of Project Coyote’s science advisory board who reviewed the photographs had ever seen a blue-eyed coyote. Callie Broaddus, National Geographic, "Blue-Eyed Coyote Could Be One in a Million," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of advisory

Adjective

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advisory

Adjective

advise + -ory entry 2

Noun

derivative of advisory entry 1

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advisory

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of advisory

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having the power or right to make suggestions about what should be done : able to give advice

advisory

noun

English Language Learners Definition of advisory (Entry 2 of 2)

US : a report that gives information or a warning about something

advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \ əd-ˈvī-zə-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio) , -ˈvīz-rē\

Kids Definition of advisory

: having the power or right to advise an advisory committee

advisory

adjective
ad·​vi·​so·​ry | \ əd-ˈvī-zə-rē How to pronounce advisory (audio) \

Legal Definition of advisory

1 : having or exercising power to advise an advisory committee
2 : containing or giving advice an advisory verdict

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