advisory

adjective
ad·vi·so·ry | \əd-ˈvīz-rē, -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

More: Ohio River flooding will cost Louisville $3.5 million in damage ... so far After the vote, a representative for an advisory committee of drinking water utilities said he was disappointed by the commission's move. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, "Ohio River panel wants to give up power to set pollution-control rules," 8 June 2018 To be on course to meet this goal, the Committee on Climate Change, an independent advisory body, says that Britain’s aviation sector needs to cap its emissions at 37.5m tonnes of the gas a year. The Economist, "Heathrow’s third runway could be blown off course by pollution," 28 June 2018 The turnover has been accelerated by a new requirement that none of those sitting on the agency's 22 advisory committees are allowed to receive EPA grant money. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "Remade under Scott Pruitt, EPA's Science Advisory Board includes more industry-friendly voices," 1 June 2018 Under Lewis’ recommendation, the Jefferson school board would for some time be merely an advisory body to the state Department of Education which will run the system. Tom Loftus, The Courier-Journal, "Super PAC Bluegrass Fund and JCTA spend big on school board elections," 25 May 2018 Created by the village board in February, the taxing body efficiency task force is an ad hoc citizen advisory body charged with addressing concerns about rising property taxes in Oak Park. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Tasked with addressing rising property taxes, efficiency task force seeks input from Oak Park residents," 22 May 2018 That perception or misperception may be reinforced by the latest screening guidelines from an influential government advisory panel, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Marie Mccullough, chicagotribune.com, "Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men," 27 June 2018 That perception — or misperception — may be reinforced by the latest screening guidelines from an influential government advisory panel, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men," 26 June 2018 In April, an F.D.A. advisory panel unanimously agreed to recommend the drug’s approval to treat two rare and hard-to-treat forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. New York Times, "Court to Rule on Mandatory Union Fees, and U.S. May Restrict Chinese Investment," 24 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The citizen group is composed of 26 people appointed by the mayor, City Council and Texas General Land Office and four representatives of a technical advisory committee. Scott Huddleston, San Antonio Express-News, "Next Alamo hearing to give public more information," 10 July 2018 Caplan serves as an unpaid chair of a compassionate use advisory committee based at New York University and funded by Janssen, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson. Sarah Jane Tribble, Washington Post, "Top Policy Expert’s Ties To Giant Drugmaker Often Go Unstated," 29 June 2018 Fulton County school board members on Thursday adopted a $1 billion general fund budget that includes creating a school safety advisory committee. Eric Stirgus, ajc, "Fulton County school board approves budget, creates school safety advisory committee," 29 June 2018 According to the district, the school board received more than a dozen applications from candidates interested in the one-year job and four of the applicants were interviewed by the school board and a 19-member advisory committee. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Highland Park HS principal to become assistant superintendent in District 113," 23 June 2018 The national immunization advisory committee recommends two doses of HPV vaccine before a teen’s 15th birthday. Naseem S. Miller, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Doctors push for higher HPV vaccination rates," 13 June 2018 The Walters also formed an academic advisory committee that included Casper to interpret the letter. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "In its newly renovated property, Walters Art Museum honors a woman once enslaved there," 5 June 2018 An architectural advisory committee will grapple with this idea and other issues today, starting at 2 p.m. The library's board of trustees will make the ultimate decision at a meeting on May 22. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "MASS design for new MLK branch, rejecting idea of apartments overhead, is best of 3 proposals (commentary)," 14 May 2018 Canfield gave a report to a legislative advisory committee on results of the Alabama Jobs Act over the last two-and-a-half years. AL.com, "Airbnb, US Steel and stopping the 'Tide Pod challenge' in today's business news," 23 Jan. 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)

: a report that gives information or a warning about something

advisory

adjective
ad·vi·so·ry | \əd-ˈvī-zə-rē, -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 \

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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