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

That’s approaching heat advisory territory, according to the weather service. Leigh Morgan, al.com, "Scattered severe storms possible today (and tonight) for some in Alabama," 19 June 2019 Historically, the old power structure development model has prevailed in Lakewood, which has left citizens in just an advisory capacity. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Finding Caldara reasonable; Fitting sentence in DUI death; Question 200 answer? Citizens; The debates: Come one, come all (6/18/19)," 18 June 2019 Michael Casey of Portico, an advisory firm, says fundraising volumes could easily double again without flooding the market. The Economist, "Buy-out firms are the new banks in emerging markets," 14 June 2019 The White Shark Conservancy has worked with groups and state agencies to create advisory signs for beaches, flags, and educational brochures. Kaitlyn Budion, BostonGlobe.com, "Shark talk attracted crowd, but media shut out," 13 June 2019 The town of Abita Springs issued a boil water advisory Thursday (June 13) after electrical malfunction caused a pressure drop in the well that supplies the town’s water. Bob Warren, nola.com, "Boil water advisory issued for Abita Springs," 13 June 2019 Reeves’ sentence is at the low end for a murder charge, which ranges from 45 to 65 years, with an advisory sentence of 55 years in prison, according to the deal. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Teen daughter gets 45 years in 2017 stabbing death of her mother in Gary," 12 June 2019 The current advisory opinion request the FEC is considering, from the phishing defense firm Area 1 Security, presents a new type of test. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "A Push to Protect Political Campaigns from Hackers Hits a Snag," 5 June 2019 The review of the government studies would take two to three months, and the results would be sent for an independent review by the National Academies, the nation’s top independent advisory organization. Cons—and pros? Andrew Revkin, National Geographic, "Does the U.S. need a ‘presidential climate security committee’?," 22 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In Wisconsin, the recommendations released Friday for PFOA and PFOS in groundwater called for a combined limit of 20 parts per trillion — far tougher than the EPA's advisory. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Evers administration proposes strict standards for 'forever chemicals' and other compounds," 21 June 2019 An advisory issued by the state Division of Air Quality warned that the Southcentral Alaska communities closest to the Swan Lake fire could be affected by the smoke. Author: Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Smoke from Kenai Peninsula wildfire likely to blow into Anchorage through this weekend," 20 June 2019 Our research used responses from a large, representative sample of 20,000 adults in England, collected as part of an annual government advisory survey on Engagement with the Natural Environment. Mathew White, Quartz, "A weekly goal of two hours of “nature time” improves health and wellbeing," 18 June 2019 His executive order released Thursday creates a nine-member pardon advisory board chaired by the governor’s top lawyer, with appointees by Evers. Washington Post, "Gov. Evers re-forms Wisconsin pardons board Walker dropped," 14 June 2019 In recent years, city has seen more frequent flooding and boil-water advisories. Julia O'donoghue, nola.com, "2019 Louisiana Legislature: Winners and losers," 10 June 2019 The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory warning Saturday afternoon for northern Miami-Dade and southern Broward County, saying local thunderstorms could lead to minor street flooding and pools of water in areas with poor drainage. Megan O'matz, sun-sentinel.com, "Downpours bring flood alerts — and warning of more rain to come," 8 June 2019 Future applications for federal support will be subject to review by an ethics advisory board created for each one. oregonlive.com, "Donald Trump ends federal funding of research using fetal tissue," 6 June 2019 Although disorganized, the tropical disturbance has a 40 percent chance of formation in the next 48 hours, National Hurricane Center meteorologists said in their 8 a.m. advisory. Stephen Ruiz, orlandosentinel.com, "Tropical disturbance expected to make landfall in Mexico today, hurricane center says," 3 June 2019

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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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