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adjective [only before noun] advance pronunciation in British English /ədˈvɑːns/
  1. 1
    done, obtained, or announced before a particular time or event
    We require 30 days’ advance notice if you wish to cancel your membership.
    There was no advance warning before the earthquake hit.
    advance reservations/tickets
  2. 2
    sent to a place before a larger group that will arrive later
    an advance party/team/unit

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