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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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My advancer was based mainly on Communications Secretary Martin Andanar's YouTube preview of the administration's accomplishments that the President was sure to report.
The advancers outnumbered declining stocks on the Tadawul; as for 45 percent stocks that gained, 32 percent ended lower and 23 percent remained unchanged.
Tees Dock: Maersk Advancer. TERRC: Clemenceau/Q790, Compass Island, Canopus, Canisteo, Caloosahatchee, Clark Avon, Samba.
One notable advancer outside the PSEi was Vitarich, which gained 10 percent.
There were 124 advancers that overwhelmed 62 advancers while 56 stocks were unchanged.
Decliners outpaced advancers, 89 to 86 while 50 issues were left unchanged.
The top advancers were Sapphire Textile Mills, Sanofi-Aventis Pakistan, Wyeth Pakistan and Mari Petroleum respectively.
At-large advancers will be announced at a later time.)
Among the key advancers were Townsquare Media , which gained 1.1%, to $11.43, and The E.W.
Among the day's notable advancers were pharmaceuticals, warehousing and iron and steel-linked stocks and the turnover on the last trading day of the week was 3,065.9 billion yen (25.12 billion U.S.
Decliners beat advancers, 103 to 81, while 39 issues unchanged.

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