I. advisory ad‧vis‧o‧ry 1 [ədˈvaɪzəri] adjective
existing to give advice or having the purpose of giving advice:

• He is a member of Franklin's investment advisory board.

• She resigned as president, but will continue in an advisory capacity.

  [m0] II. advisory advisory 2 noun [countable]
a warning sent out by a government department, a company, or an official organization:

• Microsoft has issued an advisory, warning users of a security flaw in one of its operating systems.

• The Michigan Department of Community Health released an advisory against eating wild turkey meat.

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advisory UK US /ədˈvaɪzəri/ adjective
relating to giving advice: an advisory board/panel/committee »

They've set up a scientific advisory board to select big projects to tackle.

an advisory group/committee »

The recommendations follow those issued by the advisory committee.


He confirmed that he would be staying in an advisory capacity but not in his current role of chief executive.


The company is expanding its financial advisory service.

advisory UK US /ədˈvaɪzəri/ noun [C]
an official announcement or warning: »

This advisory contains information about which versions of the software are vulnerable.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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