[ ad-vahy-zuh-ree ]
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  1. of, giving, or containing advice: an advisory letter from a stockbroker.

  2. having the power or duty to advise: an advisory council.

noun,plural ad·vi·so·ries.
  1. a report on existing or predicted conditions, often with advice for dealing with them: an investment advisory.

  2. an announcement or bulletin that serves to advise and usually warn the public, as of some potential hazard: a health advisory;a travelers' advisory.

  1. 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).

Origin of advisory

First recorded in 1770–80; advise + -ory1

Other words from advisory

  • ad·vi·so·ri·ly, adverb
  • pre·ad·vi·so·ry, adjective

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How to use advisory in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for advisory


/ (ədˈvaɪzərɪ) /

  1. giving advice; empowered to make recommendations: an advisory body

nounplural -ries
  1. a statement issued to give advice, recommendations, or a warning: a travel advisory

  2. a person or organization with an advisory function: the Prime Minister's media advisory

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