Definition of in advance of in US English:

in advance of


  • Ahead of in time or space; before.

    ‘we went on ahead in advance of the main group’
    • ‘However, he confirmed that negotiations in advance of May 21's crunch vote had taken place.’
    • ‘Volunteers have then been given the necessary training to use the machines in advance of an ambulance arriving.’
    • ‘Modern logic is far in advance of the logic of Aristotle and has overcome some of the limitations.’
    • ‘In relation to the latter, it was decided to complete all developments in advance of the opening.’
    • ‘Please note all items should be sent well in advance of date of publication.’
    • ‘There have been a string of similar stories that have exploded in advance of honours proclamations in recent years.’
    • ‘Swindon will make the transfer next month well in advance of the national deadline of January 1.’
    • ‘We would use the current weakness to build a position in advance of a recovery in passenger numbers in 2006.’
    • ‘According to Football League rules, a club has to apply some four weeks in advance of the fixture to change its date.’
    • ‘One of her cheap tricks is to bring out your review two weeks in advance of publication.’
    • ‘Ask for the report to be in your hands well in advance of the sale.’
    • ‘Now, if you feel strongly enough about it, you can be in advance of trends once you have your own home and responsibility for it.’
    • ‘The album will be on sale at the gig, with a limited edition CD cover in advance of the real packaging early next year.’
    • ‘First Minister, you asked for a briefing note in advance of meetings with your ministerial team.’
    • ‘A party was held at the home yesterday in advance of her birthday, and her family were taking her out for dinner tonight.’
    • ‘This evening I'm off to the final dress rehearsal in advance of tomorrows grand finale.’
    • ‘Several practice sessions will run in advance of two qualifying sessions to set the grid for the first two races.’
    • ‘Try to start making childcare arrangements well in advance of when you need them.’
    • ‘The effect, however, is often to gag councillors from speaking out in advance of a planning committee.’
    • ‘It will also ease existing legal barriers to a newspaper apologising in advance of legal action.’
    before, until, till, up to, previous to, earlier than, preceding, leading up to, in advance of, ahead of, ante-, pre-
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