Meaning of advisory

ad•vi•so•ry

Pronunciation: (ad-vī'zu-rē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
—adj.
  1. of, giving, or containing advice: an advisory letter from a stockbroker.
  2. having the power or duty to advise: an advisory council.
—n.
  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.
  3. an announcement from the U.S. National Weather Service to keep the public informed about the progress of a potentially dangerous weather condition:Cf. warning (def. 3),(def. 23). hurricane advisory; tornado advisory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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