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n. pl. ad·ver·ten·cies
The quality or practice of being attentive or heedful; heedfulness.


(ædˈvɜr tn si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or quality of being advertent.
2. heedfulness; advertence.
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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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Despite its author's fondness for turning out the sort of Borgesian advertencies that have become standard fare in the fiction of certain writers, this essay continues to offer its real if modest returns.