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noun notice pronunciation in British English /ˈnəʊtɪs/
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singularnotice
pluralnotices
  1. 1
    [countable] a sign put in a public place that announces something or warns people about something
    We’ve put a notice up on the door to say we’re open.
    Have you read the notice on the board about overseas scholarships?
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    1. a.
      [countable] a published or broadcast announcement giving information about something
      an obituary notice
      public service notices
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] information or a warning about something that is going to happen
    If you want to arrive early you must give advance notice.
    We like to have notice of any local events of interest.
    1. a.
      the period between the time that you tell someone you are going to do something and the time you do it
      I need a month’s notice if you’re planning to move out.
      at short/a moment’s/a few hours’ notice: Finding a replacement could prove difficult at short notice.
      Lucy was ready to leave at a moment’s notice.
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  3. 4
    [countable] an article that gives someones opinion of a new film, play etc, especially in a newspaper.
    The film got rave (=extremely good) notices.

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