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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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While it is difficult to articulate succinctly what constitutes advancing practice by defining qualities, attributes and domains (Por 2008) the challenge is to develop management strategies that enhance the clarity of the EN with advanced skills role at the local level.
In addition, by increasing flexibility in the number of cylinders that are cut off and further advancing variable valve systems, Honda aims to improve the fuel efficiency of its VCM system by 11% compared to the level of 2005.
(NPT)[.sup.2] is committed to advancing the competitive position of the U.S.

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