An advisory is an announcement that often gives a warning, like a weather advisory about a blizzard. An advisory job involves giving advice.

People like to give advice: friends, family, writers, and TV personalities are constantly giving tips about saving money, losing weight, and finding love. An advisory is a type of advice that is specific and usually important, like an announcement of bad weather or a terrorist threat. Advisories are often issued by the government as warnings. Also, someone whose job is to give advice has an advisory position.

Definitions of advisory
  1. noun
    an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
    “a frost advisory
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    type of:
    announcement, promulgation
    a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
  2. adjective
    giving advice
    “"an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative”
    synonyms: consultative, consultatory, consultive
    informative, informatory
    providing or conveying information
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