advertency


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ad·ver·ten·cy

 (ăd-vûr′tn-sē)
n. pl. ad·ver·ten·cies
The quality or practice of being attentive or heedful; heedfulness.

ad•vert•en•cy

(ædˈvɜr tn si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or quality of being advertent.
2. heedfulness; advertence.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advertency - the process of being heedfuladvertency - 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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