Definition of advertence in English:

advertence

noun

  • The action or process of adverting, or turning the attention to; observation, notice, heed, attention, consideration.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From Middle French advertance, also (with suffix substitution: compare -ence) advertence, earlier avertance attention, notice, and its etymon post-classical Latin advertentia attention, notice from classical Latin advertent-, advertēns, present participle of advertere + -ia; compare -ence.

Pronunciation:

advertence

/ədˈvəːt(ə)ns/