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 Earlier this week, Lakewood Director of Planning and Development Bryce Sylvester announced that an advisory panel of design professionals and citizens had pared that list down to three design-build teams. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood close to selecting redevelopment team for Cove church," 9 Jan. 2020 According to the government's website, an advisory panel will recommend where funds are distributed. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Australia's devastating fires are still burning. Here's how you can help," 7 Jan. 2020 The other puts new members on the advisory panel and requires the DNR to work with the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science to develop consensus recommendations. Washington Post, "Chesapeake Bay oysters get more attention at pivotal time," 23 Dec. 2019 This could be a consulting firm or an advisory panel comprised of industry peers, experts and even legislators. Ashley Fulmer For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "How Boeing could still win back our trust," 4 Dec. 2019 In the years since, Toth has also helped create an advisory panel at Dollywood made up of families who frequent the park to weigh in once a month on what aspects could use improvement. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Dollywood's 'Incredible' Calming Room for Children with Autism," 23 Oct. 2019 By that point, Pruitt had already imposed a new membership policy for EPA advisory panels that has since helped prompt a complete turnover on the seven-member Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC). Sean Reilly, Science | AAAS, "Dismissed EPA science advisers gather in ‘unprecedented’ challenge to Trump administration," 10 Oct. 2019 McGraw said the advisory panel will take the results from Thomas' review into consideration. Fox News, "General orders ethics review of special forces community after criminal allegations against troops," 13 Aug. 2019 The firm also questioned why the advisory panel focused on post-trade disclosures rather than other aspects of market structure that could impact liquidity. Benjamin Bain, Bloomberg.com, "Citadel Squares Off With Pimco Over 48-Hour Bond Reporting Delay," 13 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Donohue leads an advisory board to InnovateOhio, an initiative led by Lt. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "J.D. Vance starts new Ohio investment fund," 9 Jan. 2020 Peterson was selected for the ambulance advisory board over Dr. Tanya Sutcliffe, a pediatric emergency medicine physician and assistant professor at Brown University’s medical school, who wrote to Raimondo in April requesting the appointment. Lynn Arditi, ProPublica, "This Former Firefighter Has a Criminal Past. Now, He’s on the Board That Advises the State on Its EMS System.," 23 Dec. 2019 In 2011, Tusk Holdings founder Bradley Tusk struck a deal with then-Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and offered his political advisory services in exchange for equity in the company. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Exclusive: Tusk Venture Partners Raises $70 Million For Its Second Venture Fund," 18 Dec. 2019 Their proposed experiment to lift a device 12 miles above New Mexico by balloon and disperse the material is awaiting approval from an outside advisory board. Wired, "Can Tiny Glass Beads Keep Arctic Ice From Melting? Maaaybe," 18 Oct. 2019 About 15 million people from Arizona to Minnesota are under winter storm warnings or advisories through Saturday. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Millions of people brace for snow and freezing rain from Arizona to Minnesota," 27 Dec. 2019 Flood warnings and advisories remain in effect this morning near the Willapa Hills. Emily Goodykoontz | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Portland metro Saturday weather: Rainy with chance of flooding for the coast, Willamette Valley," 21 Dec. 2019 Nationally, a couple degrees will make a huge difference in the lives of commuters from Missouri to the East Coast over the next two days as a pair of winter storms prompted weather advisories and warnings for 25 million Americans. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Sunday will look more like winter with snow showers, cold temps," 15 Dec. 2019 And winter storm warnings and weather advisories were still in effect across much of Maine. Vanessa Swales, New York Times, "Winter Storm Brings Snow to at Least 30 States," 3 Dec. 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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The first known use of advisory was in 1731

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20 Jan 2020

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“Advisory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advisory. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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advisory

adjective
How to pronounce advisory (audio)

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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