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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
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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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When he saw that all were ready, Mahtoree gave the signal to advance. A few of the best mounted of the warriors, the chief himself included, moved a little in front, and made a threatening demonstration, as if they intended to attack the strangers.
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The court distinguished its decisions in Westpac Pacific Foods, TC Memo 2001-175, and Colombo, TC Memo 1975-162, explaining that in those cases, there was no current obligation to repay the advances.
Honda ASV-3 technologies feature further advances in active safety and pre-crash safety-progress toward the realization of Honda's goal of achieving "Safety for Everyone" in the real world--for motorcycles, automobiles and pedestrians alike.
The resources needed to conduct the multifaceted, multidisciplinary projects that may be required to achieve significant advances in these complex areas may be beyond the scope of the typical R01 or P01 grant.
Insured deposits and access to the Federal Reserve discount window (and Federal Home Loan Bank advances) let insured depositories operate with far less capital or collateralization than the market would otherwise require of them--and far less than it requires of nondepository rivals.
Magnetic mass storage technology advances have enabled the migration of disk units to 3.5-inch and smaller diameter form factors.
In reaction to these challenges, there have been many advances and changes within the fields of preservation and conservation.
Our F-16 pilots do not have these advances. Nor do they have the remarkable avionics advantages being deployed in new F-16s to be delivered to Israel, Greece, Oman, Singapore, Chile and Poland.
and Toshiba Corporation have signed a multi-year agreement to jointly develop advanced semiconductor technologies based on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and other IBM materials advances.
Several recent advances have been made in radiation techniques and planning for these patients, and more continues to be learned about chemotherapy.

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