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ad·vance

(ad-vants'),
To move forward.
[Fr. avancer, to set forward]

advance

Medspeak
noun A popular term for a step forward in knowledge.
 
Military 
verb To move one’s battle front forward.
 
Surgery
noun The stretching of tissue to cover a defect.

advance

(ăd-vans′) [Fr. avancer, to set forth]
To carry out the surgical procedure of advancement.

ad·vance

(ad-vans)
To move forward.
[Fr. avancer, to set forward]
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The French, the spy reported, having crossed the Vienna bridge, were advancing by forced marches toward Znaim, which lay sixty-six miles off on the line of Kutuzov's retreat.
The warriors were still some little distance away, advancing slowly, making, after the manner of their kind, a frightful din with their savage yells and the pounding of their naked feet upon the ground as they leaped up and down in a fantastic war dance.
Then Mahtoree, who did not suffer a muscle or a joint to betray the wonder and surprise he actually experienced, motioned towards the advancing friends of the trapper with an air of assumed civility, and a smile, that lighted his fierce, dark, visage, as the glare of the setting sun reveals the volume and load of the cloud, that is charged to bursting with the electric fluid.
Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation is engaged in the development of advanced production systems and processes for bringing previously unavailable medical isotopes to the marketplace and advancing systems for local product production.
NanoFED is advancing science, and clearing the way for a new generation of low cost high performance screens that will be used in everything from PDAs to diagnostic equipment to entertainment devices," said Stephanie Interbartolo, SVP of Strategic Alliances for Advance Nanotech.
High-end and mid-range server OEM's who have selected StarGen require mainframe-like feature sets for multi-processor scaling and high availability at a price point that allows them to compete with the continually advancing volume server market.

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