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1. The quality or practice of being advertent; heedfulness.
2. The action of being attentive; attention or consideration.

[Middle English, from Old French advertance, from Medieval Latin advertentia, from Latin advertēns, advertent-, present participle of advertere, to turn toward; see adverse.]


(ədˈvɜːtəns) or


heedfulness or attentiveness
adˈvertent adj
adˈvertently adv


(ædˈvɜr tns)

1. the act of being advertent; heedfulness.
2. advertency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advertence - the process of being heedfuladvertence - the process of being heedful  
attentiveness, heed, paying attention, regard - paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
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So we could still ask whether official advertence to sex should suffice for higher scrutiny.
Bernard Lonergan argued that a Thomist theory of intellect must begin with advertence to the act of understanding.
once they have arisen, they may be reinforced by advertence and approval, and they may be curtailed by disapproval and distraction" (p.
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