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notice

verb  us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬ɪs/

notice verb (SEE)

to become aware of, esp. by looking; to see: [I] Mary waved but he didn’t seem to notice. [+ that clause] He noticed that she was staring at him.

notice

noun  us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬ɪs/

notice noun (INFORMATION)

[C/U] something written or printed that gives information or instructions: [C] We got a notice about recycling in the mail. [U] This building is closed until further notice (= until official instructions are given). [C/U] Notice is also warning that something will happen or needs to happen: [U] I can’t cancel my plans on such short notice/at a moment’s notice (= immediately). [C/U] Notice is also an official statement saying you are leaving your job or telling you your job has ended: [U] I got my 30-day notice yesterday at work.

notice noun (ATTENTION)

[U] attention: Twain first attracted notice as a humorist.
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