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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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Within this decade, TBL research trend has evolved from technology comparison to TBL-related pedagogical design theory development, from learners' motivational issues to the teachers', from Internet or learning system-based TBL to individualized and universal learning experiences, and from domain-general considerations to domain-specific advertency.