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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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°.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Notable advancers outside the PSEi included ISM Communications, which surged by 9.93 percent as the Mislatel consortium of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy bagged a telecom franchise.
Telecommunication & Information Technology was another significant advancer which gained 0.7 percent for the day.
3-point showdown advancers: Houston Bolton (Stevenson) 10, Zach Fricke (Buffalo Grove) 9, Zach Zimmer (Fremd) 9, Ethan Kolesky (Stevenson) 9.
At the close of play the day's notable advancers comprised mining, textiles and apparel and real estate-related stocks.
Market breadth, however, ended up negative as decliners beat advancers, 106 to 69, with 46 issues unchanged.
Cement and Real Estate were other significant advancers which gained 0.9 percent for the day.
Declining issues outnumbered advancers 601 to 211, with 62 closing unchanged.
There were 134 decliners that edged out 75 advancers, while 50 stocks were unchanged.
All in all, decliners pummeled advancers, 103 to 88, while 57 stocks were unchanged.
Decliners outnumbered advancers, 82 to 77, while 46 issues were unchanged.
Decliners were led by insurance, banking and utility sectors while advancers included textile, paper and pulp and mining companies.

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