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

But beachgoers should be wary: The National Weather Service issued a beach hazards advisory Wednesday, warning of dangerous rip currents, breaking waves from elevated surf, and high tides in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Alexa Díaz, latimes.com, "Beachgoers beware: 4th of July to bring dangerous rip currents, threat of stingrays," 3 July 2019 According to research and advisory company Oxford Business Group, agriculture in Thailand was worth $31.6 billion, and accounted for 8.5% of national GDP, in 2016, while a third of the country's labor force work in the sector. Sarah Lazarus And Dan Tham, CNN, "Will drones transform farmers' lives in Thailand?," 3 July 2019 These typically account for the majority of deals by dollar value and bring many bankers the bulk of their advisory fees. Ben Dummett And Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "U.S. Deals Lead the Way as Rest of the World Lags Behind," 30 June 2019 Schnell and an advisory panel of DOC employees hear feedback from prison staff, the community the offender is from and any surviving family members of victims. Ryan Faircloth, Twin Cities, "The life sentence they got for murder came with a chance at parole. Will these Minnesota ‘lifers’ get out?," 29 June 2019 Microsoft has not issued a fix for the vulnerability at this time, but did release an advisory document for users, offering a workaround to beef up security. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Microsoft Excel Vulnerability Could Put 120 Million Users At Risk," 27 June 2019 However, the yearly allowable increases of 5 percent are only advisory. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Could homeowners stay if mortgages rose as rents do?," 26 June 2019 Parry, who served as a corporate pilot and ran his own financial advisory practice while being a football official, worked his way up to the NFL through the Big Ten and Arena Football League. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "John Parry Q&A: On Officiating Super Bowl LIII, Pass Interference Replay and More," 25 June 2019 There continues to be an advisory for blue-green algae at Vancouver Lake, which was issued on June 12. oregonlive.com, "Officials find potentially toxic algae blooms in Clark County lakes, advise public to avoid," 24 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Directives are stronger than advisories, but there are no penalties if people do not comply. Fox News, "Torrential rains in Japan force over 1 million to evacuate southwestern region," 3 July 2019 July is living up to its reputation three days into the month with a dangerous heat advisory in effect Wednesday morning across most of Central Florida with the exception of Brevard County, according to NWS. Joe Mario Pedersen, orlandosentinel.com, "Central Florida faces heat advisory today as temperatures could feel as hot as 110," 3 July 2019 The alert level on Mauna Loa was last raised to advisory in 2015. chicagotribune.com, "Alert level increased for the world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa," 2 July 2019 Urbach, 57, most recently worked in private equity advisory services as a director at Andra Partners. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "The Iditarod gets a new boss, and 40 mushers sign up for 2020 race," 30 June 2019 So far the specific contribution of the cap-and-trade scheme to emissions reductions is hard to measure, says Dallas Burtraw of Resources for the Future, who chairs the programme’s market advisory committee. The Economist, "Can American states slow global warming on their own?," 29 June 2019 There is a significant weather advisory until 5:45 p.m. with 30 mph winds, possible lightning, and pea size hail. Samantha Lopez, Houston Chronicle, "Pop-up storm prompts weather advisory in Houston area," 28 June 2019 The hope is to make the trading business less exposed to quarterly volatility and more about serving clients’ data and advisory needs through technology offerings. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Big Banks’ Trading Desks Suffer Despite Market Rally," 28 June 2019 In June, East Bay Regional Park District posted a rattlesnake advisory for its 73 parks and 1,250 miles of trails. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Rattlesnake season is here. Be prepared.," 28 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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