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Definition of advance adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1done or given before something is going to happen Please give us advance warning of any changes. We need advance notice of the numbers involved. No advance booking is necessary on most departures.
  2. 2advance party/team a group of people who go somewhere first, before the main group The advance team for a winter ascent of Mount Everest has arrived in Nepal.
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