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 2016, the Queen made Camilla a member of her most senior advisory body, the Privy Council. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Why Camilla Will Be Key to Prince Charles's Reign," 6 Apr. 2019 County voters upheld the ban by more than 60% in a 2017 advisory vote. The Yakima Herald-republic, The Seattle Times, "Uprooting cannabis: Officials stepping up enforcement of ban on recreational marijuana businesses," 13 Apr. 2019 Amin heads the influential Indonesian Ulema Council and the advisory council of Nahdlatul Ulama, the world's largest Muslim organization. Fox News, "Indonesian president picks cleric as running mate in 2019," 10 Aug. 2018 The group, called Diplomacy Works, has an advisory council that includes lead Iran-deal negotiator Wendy Sherman, former State Department chief of staff Jon Finer, and former spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft," 4 May 2018 The District of Columbia — both a city and pseudo-state wrapped up into one — could enfranchise 16- and-17-year-olds for all elections, from selecting members of advisory neighborhood councils to the next occupant of the White House. NBC News, "Washington, D.C., may let 16-year-olds vote for president. Is that a good idea?," 17 Apr. 2018 The institute has an advisory council of outside experts who meet three times a year to make recommendations about research and policy. Sharon Begley, STAT, "New alcohol-advertising research stopped with NIH branch director’s arrival," 4 Apr. 2018 Since Female Forward’s announcement in August, Salke has enlisted an advisory council of prolific TV directors will help select the inaugural class and serve as their advisors and mentors. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "NBC Accepting Applications for "Female Forward" Directors Program," 9 Jan. 2018 Burt is chairman of the advisory council of The National Interest, a publication of the Center for the National Interest, a strongly pro-Russian think tank based in Washington. Owen Matthews, Newsweek, "How Vladimir Putin Is Using Donald Trump to Advance Russia's Goals," 29 Aug. 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

All our clinic sites have a local participant advisory board and local community advisors that have trust in the community. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, "Can the U.S. Get 1 Million People to Volunteer Their Genomes?," 1 May 2018 Vingerling then turned to Rabbi Menno ten Brink, who serves on the museum's advisory board. Jewish Journal, "Anne Frank House initially bars (then allows) Jewish employee from wearing a 'kipah'," 17 Apr. 2018 In this new framework for corporate governance, the role of éminence grise is filled by proxy-advisory firms like ISS. The Economist, "The proxy-voting season kicks off on Wall Street," 12 Apr. 2018 The data group is working closely with Morgan Stanley’s AI team to make sure AI algorithms in areas such as commercial real-estate loan analysis, fraud detection and virtual wealth management advisory services are using the appropriate data. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Morgan Stanley Center of Excellence Readies Bank for AI’s Data Demands," 22 Apr. 2019 In fact, about half of the country (1.5 million square miles) have watches, warnings, or advisories in place. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "A Bomb Cyclone Will Slam 70 Million People Across the U.S. Because Winter Just Won't Quit," 13 Mar. 2019 The storm, moving northward at 12 mph, was about 255 miles south of Panama City, Florida, according to a 8 p.m. ET advisory from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Fox News, "Hurricane Michael, Category 3, getting 'better organized' as it approaches Florida's Gulf Coast, officials say," 9 Oct. 2018 Lisa Bovermann, a senior vice president at Transwestern, will provide health-care advisory services for the project. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the week: The Woodlands to add medical offices at Village of Creekside Park," 13 July 2018 Ships involved in illicit trades undertook extensive measures to conceal their actions, according to the Treasury’s advisory. Kristin Broughton, WSJ, "Treasury Department Accuses North Korea of Evading U.S. Sanctions," 21 Mar. 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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