• WordNet 3.6
    • adj advisory giving advice "an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative"
    • n advisory an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat "a frost advisory"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Advisory Having power to advise; containing advice; as, an advisory council; their opinion is merely advisory. "The General Association has a general advisory superintendence over all the ministers and churches."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • advisory Pertaining to or giving advice; having power to advise: as, their opinion is only advisory; an advisory council.
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In literature:

He and his advisory council were to make the laws, levy taxes, exercise justice, and command the militia.
"The Fathers of New England" by Charles M. Andrews
The achievement of an International Advisory Congress might be the third.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Expenses of maintenance were paid by Mrs. George Day of Connecticut, a member of the advisory council of the Union.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The mayor and heads of departments are advisory members, and may speak but not vote.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
So far as we know there is nothing like a council or advisory board in the hive.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Miss Morgan was elected president, Miss Barry vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and two in an advisory board.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
She was placed by Mr. Bonney on the advisory council of the Political, Social and Economic Congresses.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
Why, then, was it done by the Advisory Committee?
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
White, on the contrary, was constantly subservient and advisory in his manner.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
I know, I'll send a request for an advisory opinion.
"Chain of Command" by Stephen Arr

In news:

Frost Advisory expires at 7:00 AM on 11/17, issued at 3:11 PM Bear Creek, AL Beaverton, AL Brilliant, AL Detroit, AL.
Wednesday a cooling station will open in Mt Sterling, one of many areas under a heat advisory.
Recent food safety advisories and food recalls are on theminds of many US adults, according to a new Gallup poll.
The "parental advisory" notice on the door of the Center Stage Theater must contain the understatement of the month.
With the special election to fill the vacant District 8 post on the Clintonville Area Commission a thing of the past, last week's monthly meeting should have seen the advisory panel returned to its full complement of nine members.
The high power AC drives market rebounded in 2010, recovering from the economic downswing in 2009 ARC Advisory Group expects the high power AC drives market to experience strong growth during the forecast period through 2015.
ARC Advisory Group's chart explaining the growth for the high-power AC drives business, which is expected to grow over the next several years thanks to developments in countries like Brazil, India and China.
Wind advisory issued for Iowa.
Thank you for your informative update on the restored dome of Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem (Travel Advisory, Feb 9).
They have embraced the idea of having a gay advisory committee, welcoming homosexuals as F.B.I.
Winter Weather Advisory for East Idaho.
You might think that Christmas music CD bin at the record store would be free of parental advisory stickers.
The Long Valley Hydrologic Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on hydrologic monitoring June 19 in Mammoth Lakes.
It is National Ice Cream Month and the California Milk Advisory Board surveyed ice cream lovers to find out just where the best place is to enjoy some ice cream goodness.
Gwen Ifill and businesswoman Jane Cage, who leads the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, discuss life in Joplin now and down the road.

In science:

International Advisory Group Milind Diwan (co-leader) Brookhaven National Lab.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
The CHARM 2007 organisers (and advisory committee) deliberately chose to close the workshop not with a summary talk, but with a panel discussion.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
The next steps are still being developed by the ILCSC, but will include appointing a Research Director, who will be responsible for developing the ILC experimental program, and establishing an International Detector Advisory Group, which will help define the two experiments suitable for engineering design.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Bagger et al., “Discovering the Quantum Universe: The Role of Particle Colliders,” Report of the DOE/NSF High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (2006).
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
Nuclear Science Advisory Committee long-range planning effort in the same time frame.
Future Facilities Summary