Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Paying attention; attentive; heedful.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Attentive; heedful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Attentive; heedful; regardful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Attentive.
  • adjective Not inadvertent; intentional.

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

  • adjective giving attention

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Apparently back-formation from inadvertent.

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

  • 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

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

    First Man

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

    First Man

  • 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

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