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 (ăd′vĕn′tĭst, ăd-vĕn′-)
A member of any of several Christian denominations that believe Jesus's Second Coming and the end of the world are near.

Ad′vent′ism n.


(ˈædvɛntɪst; ˈædvən-)
(Christian Churches, other) a member of any of the Christian groups, such as the Seventh-Day Adventists that hold that the Second Coming of Christ is imminent


(ˈæd vɛn tɪst, ædˈvɛn-)

a member of any of certain Christian denominations that maintain that the Second Coming of Christ is imminent.
Ad′vent•ism, n.
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Noun1.Adventist - a member of Christian denomination that expects the imminent advent of Christ
Christian - a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
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An offshoot of the Seventh Day Adventists sprang into sudden prominence, proclaiming the end of the world.
The hospital was originally part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but a separate corporation was created decades ago to run the Adventist hospital network.
Adventist Health System, the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation, will help support care delivery across 10 states with clinical data from the Premier healthcare alliance.
March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study made available online today in the Journal of Patient Safety, researchers from Adventist Health System (AHS) and Pascal Metrics demonstrate how AHS saved approximately $108 million in total cost, $48 million in variable cost, and $18 million in contribution margin by systemically identifying and reducing patient harm during a three-year period.
GLENDALE - The Glendale Adventist Medical Center has installed ``construction cams'' to show Web users how work on the new main building is coming along - a growing trend on construction sites.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on approximately $936 million in outstanding revenue bonds issued through various authorities on behalf of Adventist Health System/West, CA (Adventist).
Louis-based Ascension Health and Adventist Midwest Health (AMH), part of Adventist Health System, announce the signing of a non-binding letter of intent to form a joint operating company (JOC).
TUJUNGA - ``Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy,'' the fourth of the Ten Commandments, will be the focus of lectures at Sunland-Tujunga Seventh-day Adventist Church beginning Friday.
NEW YORK -- As part of its ongoing surveillance efforts, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'AA-' long-term rating on Adventist Health System Sunbelt, FL's (Adventist) outstanding debt.
June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joyce Newmyer has assumed her role as president of the Northwest Region of Adventist Health and CEO of Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore.
GLENDALE - Aging baby boomers, outdated facilities and overcrowded emergency rooms have prompted Glendale Adventist Medical Center to undertake a $100 million construction project.