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The action or process of adverting, or turning the attention to; observation, notice, heed, attention, consideration.
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.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.