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advance

1. Commerce
a. the supplying of commodities or funds before receipt of an agreed consideration
b. the commodities or funds supplied in this manner
c. (as modifier): an advance supply
2. a money payment made before it is legally due

advance

[əd′vans]
(civil engineering)
In railway engineering, a length of track that extends beyond the signal that controls it.
(geology)
A continuing movement of a shoreline toward the sea.
A net movement over a specified period of time of a shoreline toward the sea.
(hydrology)
The forward movement of a glacier.
(mechanical engineering)
To effect the earlier occurrence of an event, for example, spark advance or injection advance.
(navigation)
In making a turn, the distance a vessel moves in its initial direction from the point where the rudder is started over until the heading has changed 90°.
The distance a vessel moves in the initial direction for heading changes of less than 90°.
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Bob Martie, senior vice president and regional managing director of leasing, Advance Realty Group, commented, "Obtaining site approvals for Advance at Southgate is the next step forward in repositioning this Class A facility.
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The bill gives the state the authority to levy fines up to $1,000 a day per incident per location against cash advance licensees who violate the new law.
Commenting on the announcement, Magnus Gittins, Chairman of Advance Nanotech, said: 'We estimate that the global display market is worth over $100 billion.
The proposed listing of ADT follows the Company's reorganization, announced in August 2006, in which two new subsidiary companies were incorporated; Advance Display Technologies Plc and Advance Homeland Security Plc.
His decisive leadership strengths and extensive knowledge of industry and government are extremely valuable in the execution of Advance Nanotech's strategic vision" said Magnus Gittins.
Trainees will be prepared for the high-paying, high-tech jobs this industry is generating as they advance their skills while working on real-world applications at the incubator lab within a professional, team-based production environment, using the state of the art tools and systems available at the IDEAL Tech Center.
Most credit cards charge higher rates for cash advances than they charge for retail purchases; begin charging interest immediately after the transaction (as opposed to giving a grace period like with retail purchases); don't give reward points for cash advances; restrict cash advances to only a portion of the credit line; and generally don't apply monthly payments against cash advance transactions until the retail purchase balance is paid off.
Arriva Card gives casino patrons with strong credit and in-casino cash advance histories more access to cash - and at better terms - than they'd typically have with traditional credit cards.