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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 advancers outnumbered declining stocks on the Tadawul; as for 53 percent stocks that gained, 37 percent ended lower and 10 percent remained unchanged.
Decliners were led by banking, consumer financing and land transport companies while advancers included fisheries and forestry, textile and precision machinery sectors.
Decliners decked advancers 677 to 187 with 31 others ending unchanged.
Decliners led advancers 581 to 252, while 55 issues closed unchanged.
There were 105 decliners that edged out 77 advancers while 58 stocks were unchanged.

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