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 Dave Zentner of Duluth is among the eight or so DNR outsiders Strommen has tapped to make up the initiative's citizens advisory panel. Star Tribune, 12 June 2021 In November, the FDA’s official advisory panel voted 10-0 against endorsing the new monoclonal antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Forbes, 11 June 2021 The advisory panel voted almost unanimously in November that a single trial wasn’t enough to conclude that the drug works. BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2021 Perlmutter has also resigned from the advisory panel. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 An outside advisory panel disagreed, but none of its members actively treated Alzheimer’s patients. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 7 June 2021 The moves comes after an independent advisory panel urged the agency in November to reject the drug, called aducanumab, warning that the treatment hadn't been shown to help slow the progression of the disease. NBC News, 7 June 2021 That was the view of the doctors on the board’s advisory panel. Leslie Postal, orlandosentinel.com, 4 June 2021 With the assistance of a national advisory panel of distinguished doctors, public health experts and community leaders, BCBS will be focusing on specific efforts for a more diverse and equitable future. Essence, 25 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The bill also establishes an emergency advisory group and enables the General Assembly to appropriate discretionary federal funds when the body is in session. Johnny Magdaleno, The Indianapolis Star, 16 June 2021 Recent weeks, however, have proved wild price swings sparked by emphatic social media sentiment are more than just a fad, says Nigel Green, the CEO of $12 billion wealth advisory DeVere Group. Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Later Wednesday night, a vaccine advisory group for California and other Western states will then meet to issue its own recommendations. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2021 The decision by a WHO technical advisory group opens the possibility that the Sinopharm vaccine could be included into the U.N.-backed COVAX program in coming weeks or months, and distributed through UNICEF and WHO’s regional office in the Americas. BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2021 The Sinopharm vaccine developed with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products has an efficacy rate of 78.1 percent, according to the W.H.O. advisory group. New York Times, 7 May 2021 The eastern Columbia River Gorge and lower Columbia basin are under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. Tuesday through 8 p.m. Thursday warning of high temps from 97-105 degrees. oregonlive, 1 June 2021 The island is also under a drinking water advisory. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 May 2021 Much of the region was under a wind advisory until 8 p.m. Sunday. Mary Ramsey, The Courier-Journal, 9 May 2021

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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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19 Jun 2021

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“Advisory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advisory. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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