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 (ăd′văn-tā′jəs, -vən-)
Affording advantage; favorable or beneficial.

ad′van·ta′geous·ly adv.
ad′van·ta′geous·ness n.



See Also: COST

  1. Beneficial … like water to a garden —Anon
  2. Benefits, like bread, soon become stale —Caroline Forne
  3. Benefits, like flowers, please most when they are fresh —George Herbert
  4. Free [things] … free as a well to get into, but like a rat trap, not exactly free to get out of —Josh Billings

    Billings wrote in a phonetic dialect. Here’s the dialect version of the above: “I hav found a grate menny things in this wurld that was free —free az a well tew git into, but like a rat trap, not ekzackly free tu git out ov.”

  5. A good deal … like trading an apple for an orchard —Anon

    The opposite of this is a German proverb: “Like trading the hen for the egg.”

  6. Like parenthood, you bid [at an auction,] then see what you’ve got —John Ciardi
  7. Privileges she could list as a prisoner might count out the days of his sentence —Margaret Sutherland
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advantageousness - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
auspiciousness, propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
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The place in which the museum is located is of great importance and should have special advantageousness, including being located in an open space of the city to be easily accessible by the public and on the other hand due to its cultural feature it should be near the libraries, schools, universities and other cultural settings to which the people commute can use it.
Physiological explanations do not disappear here; even these, however, stress not "addiction" but the advantageousness of earth-eating as an affordable and easy means of accessing important minerals, particularly during pregnancy, as well as soothing digestive symptoms (indeed, in the West, kaolinic clay has long formed an ingredient in preparations like Kaopectate).