Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Paying attention; attentive; heedful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Attentive.
  • adj. Not inadvertent; intentional.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Attentive; heedful; regardful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Attentive; heedful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving attention

Etymologies

Apparently back-formation from inadvertent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ms. Reside said the firms have pledged to institute measures intended to prevent the advertent trade with Iran.

    U.S. Erred in Israeli Sanctions

  • While we humans leave our scents behind inadvertently, dogs are not only advertent, they are profligate with their scents.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Examples of aged auto genitalia accommodate as assumption aperture handles, wood-paneled birr trims, and advertent advanced trims and fascias.

    Acquisition Aged Auto Parts

  • Minor variations occur, however, the misreporting of the accounts and estimates - advertent or inadvertent - for the past two fiscal years is of such a magnitude 10% of the line time total amount that the discrepancy and the consistency of the misreporting are cause to raise serious questions.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • So “the main cause was my misjudging in that glare situation resulting in an advertent touchdown prior to the gear fully extending.”

    First Man

  • And the troubles are not in response to the technical difficulties involved in reading, in decoding texts, but in the inane reading matter set before children in combination with the advertent or inadvertent callousness of teachers who insist upon their reading it against their wishes.

    Reading for Signs of Life

  • "Some of it was inadvertent in terms of the communication from the high-speed rail staff, and some of it was very advertent, from the ultra-negative, conservative groups on the Peninsula."

    NYT > Home Page

  • She received such answers to these inquiries, as proved to her that all had been foreseen and arranged; she could not doubt but that this had been done by the suggestion of Lady Rachel, who, however she might stimulate her to act for herself, was thus advertent to render her way less intricate.

    Isabella. A Novel

  • This offers a great dialog and it keeps you listening advertent.

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  • Its bright spots shine, and its insights - advertent and inadvertent, regarding past and present - are valuable.

    NYT > Home Page

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