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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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The overall market breadth for the day was positive with 66 advancers against 52 decliners giving it an AD ratio of 1.
Leading advancers was satellite operator Inmarsat with an 11% gain following new distribution agreements with partners.
The most notable advancers were insurance, securities, real estate, bank, nonferrous metal and oil-related stocks.
7 trillion won and decliners overwhelmed advancers 633 to 213, with 38 issues closing unchanged.
The Company has determined that the brake on some advancers included in these systems may not adequately secure the guide wire as intended, making such units unsafe for use.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers by nearly a 4-to-1 margin on the New York Stock Exchange, where composite volume totaled 918.
On the New York Stock Exchange, there are 1,031 advancers compared with 2,184 stocks sitting below the breakeven zone.
Decliners outnumbered the advancers by a margin of 26 to 0 and the prices of 26 companies remained unchanged.
Notable advancers were mining, fishery, wholesale, rubber product, automaker and high-tech issues.
Decliners overwhelmed advancers 586 to 245, with 51 issues closing unchanged.
85, while NYSE advancers led decliners 1,523 to 1,398.
Declining stocks led advancers by a 3-to-2 ratio on the NYSE.

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