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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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There were 12 advancers and decliners, while the prices of 25 companies remained unchanged.
Other major advancers were shipping, glass, real estate and rubber issues.
The FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index closed higher, extending yesterday's sharp gains on Wall Street's overnight strength, with airlines leading advancers amid signs of a sector recovery, dealers contacted by Xinhua Financial Network said.
Advancers had a nearly 3-to-2 lead on the New York Stock Exchange.
The New York Stock Exchange has seen 780 million shares cross the tape with advancers leading decliners 17 to 14.
At the close of play the day's notable advancers comprised mining, textiles and apparel and real estate-related stocks.
Cement and Real Estate were other significant advancers which gained 0.
gains supported sentiment, with banks among advancers.
Decliners outnumbered the advancers by a margin of 18 to 5 and the prices of 26 companies remained unchanged.

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