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advisory

[ ad-vahy-zuh-ree ]
/ ædˈvaɪ zə ri /
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adjective
of, giving, or containing advice: an advisory letter from a stockbroker.
having the power or duty to advise: an advisory council.
noun, plural ad·vi·so·ries.
a report on existing or predicted conditions, often with advice for dealing with them: an investment advisory.
an announcement or bulletin that serves to advise and usually warn the public, as of some potential hazard: a health advisory;a travelers' advisory.
an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service to keep the public informed about the progress of a potentially dangerous weather condition: hurricane advisory;tornado advisory.Compare warning (def. 3), watch (def. 20).
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Origin of advisory

First recorded in 1770–80; advise + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM advisory

ad·vi·so·ri·ly, adverbpre·ad·vi·so·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for advisory

advisory
/ (ədˈvaɪzərɪ) /

adjective
giving advice; empowered to make recommendationsan advisory body
noun plural -ries
a statement issued to give advice, recommendations, or a warninga travel advisory
a person or organization with an advisory functionthe Prime Minister's media advisory
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