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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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(7) One might even be forgiven for supposing that Jardiel had little to offer the canon, and yet throughout the 1930s he contrived to bring his own Don Juan figure onstage as Sergio in Usted tiene ojos de mujer fatal (1933), German in Angelina o El honor de un brigadier (1935), as the ageing Felix in Las cinco advertencies de Satanas (1935), as the protagonist of Carlo Monte en Monte Carlo (1939), and even give him a new lease of life in various adaptations for the cinema whose popularity lasted until the 1960s.
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.