Definition of advisory in English:


Syllabification: ad·vi·so·ry
Pronunciation: /ədˈvīzərē


1Having or consisting in the power to make recommendations but not to take action enforcing them: an independent advisory committee the Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the government
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  • Nevertheless, this advisory body was not provided with the power to effectively enforce recommendations.
  • There is bound to be an ethical uproar when the advisory body reports its recommendations.
  • The measures stress that the council will be strictly an advisory body, with no executive powers.
1.1Recommended but not compulsory: universities may treat the recommendations as advisory
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  • They were lower than the recommended advisory goals by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
  • Tax work, for example, is mainly advisory and involves interpreting law and figures rather than poring over a calculator all day.
  • These cutoffs are advisory only.

noun (plural advisories)

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An official announcement, typically a warning about bad weather conditions: a frost advisory
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  • Cities including Washington, Philadelphia, New York, they're all under heat advisories or warnings today.
  • Heat advisories and warnings are posted today for cities including Washington and New York.
  • The National Weather Service is posting warnings and advisories across the country.

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