• 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
The Seanad is created as an advisory and delaying body, and the ultimate responsibility is given to the Dail.
"The Irish Constitution" by Darrell Figgis
They are also assisted by various advisory committees.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
It is understood that the office of the trustees from the central church is largely advisory.
"The Making of a Country Parish" by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
The donors of the cup acted as a sort of advisory committee, and kept a general supervision over the league.
"Harper's Round Table, August 6, 1895" by Various
The advisory board, men who drove past in milk wagons, condemned it as a piece of folly.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read
The three reports were considered by the canal commissioners, a majority of whom ultimately agreed with the minority of the advisory board.
"The Panama Canal" by J. Saxon Mills
The Government shall, with the consent of the Reichsrat, set up an Advisory Committee for Posts, Telegraphs, Telephones, and their rates.
"The New Germany" by George Young
Advisory received 2315 hours.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Which is why MITI should stay 'hands-off,' should limit its participation to an advisory capacity, nothing more.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
The chiefs of the Hundreds formed a sort of advisory council to the King or tribal chief.
"A Short History of Germany" by Mary Platt Parmele

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
Bhagwati Chaturvedi COE, Nagpur, India. He is guiding few research scholars for persuing Ph.D degree in RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India. He has worked as members of different advisory committees and was a member of Board of Studies Electronics Engg. of RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.
An Envision of Low Cost Mobile Adhoc Network Test Bed in a Laboratory Environment Emulating an Actual MANET
As an effort to convey the upcoming needs, the calorimeter and muon R&D groups have put together a road map document to FNAL in 2005, following a presentation to the Physics Advisory Panel (PAC).
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
The US Particle Physics Program Prioritization Panel, P5, just considered this proposal and is to give its recommendation to the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) on October 26.
CHARM 2010: Experiment Summary and Future Charm Facilities
The first is a serious proposal, submitted to Fermilab and scheduled for review by the Fermilab Physics Advisory Committee (PAC) at its meeting, November 4-6.
CHARM 2010: Experiment Summary and Future Charm Facilities
The next FUSION conference was chosen by the International Advisory Committee to be held in New Delhi, India, 2014. I can’t wait.
Fusion11 Conference Summary
Planning text for advisory dialogues: Capturing intentional and rhetorical information.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
XWT Foundation Advisory: Firewall circumvention possible with all browsers.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
Planning text for advisory dialogues: Capturing intentional and rhetorical information.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
NuMI-L-79 (unpublished). Subpanel of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel on Accelerator-based Neutrino Oscillation Experiments, U.S.
Tests of three-flavor mixing in long-baseline neutrino oscillation experiments
Finally, I should like to thank and congratulate the International Advisory Committee and the Local Organizing Committee for a completely successful conference.
Charm Overview