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Paying attention; attentive; heedful.


(ædˈvɜr tnt)

attentive; heedful.
[1665–75; < Latin advertent-, s. of advertēns, present participle of advertere. See advert1, -ent]
ad•vert′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.advertent - giving attentionadvertent - giving attention      
attentive - (often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor"
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It will be a risk-risk decision that society may consider in the future: is the risk of doing nothing in terms of advertent climate control greater than the risk of attempting to cool the planet?
Our decision to use isobaric levobupivacaine was based on fact that compared to heavy solutions, use of isobaric local anaesthetic solutions results not only in predictable cephalic spread, but also decreases the toxicity if in advertent intravascular injection of drug occurs.
To avoid complications such as advertent intravascular injection, local anesthetic toxicity from intravascular absorption, and intratracheal injection, we successfully blocked the superior laryngeal nerve under ultrasound guidance in three patients suffering from SLN.
Continuous tillage with improper soil management practice such as advertent or inadvertent contamination with hydrocarbon oil could impose the danger of low productivity and scuttle the dream for food security.
If, however, the taking or harm were advertent or unjustifiable,
Schlegel 1965: IV, 14) and Goethe's Weltliteratur proves, albeit long after his death, unable to escape it, --all the advertent or inadvertent "makeup" applied by his domestic and international interpreters notwithstanding.
The bar the Court set for punitive damages was too high to be met here: "punitive damages are restricted to advertent wrongful acts that are so malicious and outrageous that they are deserving of punishment on their own.
The Tadic Appeals Chamber described this state of mind as dolus evenlualis or advertent recklessness.
Medical qua masculine self-assurance as evinced by the five anatomists seated around the dissesting table as if for scholarly debate, yet posing for the viewer in advertent postures, and the penchant for discovery implicit in the America-centered globe atop the cabinet with dissection instruments make academically palatable the rhetoric of mastery deployed by anatomists and explorers alike.
There is a difference between inadvertent and advertent behavior, said Bostrom.
But to say that legislation may reflect more or less advertent compromises hardly means that that is always, or even usually, the case.