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English definition of “advance”

advance

adjective [before noun]     /ədˈvɑːns/ US  /-ˈvæns/
happening, done, or ready before an event: advance payment/booking We got no advance warning/notice of the changes.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
(Definition of advance adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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