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Definition of the noun advantage

What does advantage mean as a name of something?

Advantage is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: advantages

  1. the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
  2. (tennis) first point scored after deuce
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic word: point = the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
    • part of: lawn tennis / tennis = a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
  3. benefit resulting from some event or action
    • example: it turned out to my advantage
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of advantage: reward
    • more generic words: benefit / welfare = something that aids or promotes well-being

Alternative definition of the noun advantage


  1. Any condition, circumstance, opportunity or means, particularly favorable to success, or to any desired end.
  2. Superiority; mastery; — used with of to specify its nature or with over to specify the other party.
  3. Superiority of state, or that which gives it; benefit; gain; profit; as, the advantage of a good constitution.
  4. [tennis] The score where one player wins a point after deuce but needs the next too to carry the game.

Specialised definition of the noun advantage

Glossary of sports

in some team ball games, one option for decision open to the referee, where the game is not interrupted after a rule violation due to the fact that the team, who the foul was committed against, remains in possession of the ball and would be disadvantaged by an interruption of the game (advantage rule). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / rugby league

if the referee plays advantage, he allows a period of time following an infringement to determine whether the other team will be better served by the award of a penalty, or by allowing play to continue (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / rugby union

if the referee plays advantage, he allows a period of time following an infringement to determine whether the other team will be better served by the award of a penalty, free kick or scrum, or by allowing play to continue (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a principle of officiating: the referee allows the game to proceed unless a major infraction occurs; a minor infraction will not stop play if the non-offending team gains an advantage. An advantage may be territorial or may consist in gaining possession of the ball

Glossary of sports / soccer

when a team quickly advances the ball down the field in an attempt to get its players near the opponent's goal before the defenders have a chance to retreat

Glossary of sports / table tennis

the player who scores the first point after deuce is said to have the advantage

Glossary of sports / tennis

the score after deuce (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the first point after deuce (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the player who scores the first point after deuce is said to have the advantage, since winning the next point will also win the game

Definition of the verb advantage

What does advantage mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: advantaged | advantaging | advantages

  1. give an advantage to
    • example: This system advantages the rich
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • antonym: disadvantage
    • more generic words: favor / favour / prefer = promote over another


  1. "Advantage" is a 1977 Bulgarian drama film directed by Georgi Djulgerov. It was entered into the 28th Berlin International Film Festival, where Djulgerov won the Silver Bear for Best Director.
  2. "Advantage" is a 2007 drama and short film written by Rob Beamish and directed by Sean Byrne.


"Advantage" a.k.a. "Avantage 2" is a book by Amanda Rainger.


"Advantage" is the third album by Clock DVA, released in 1983 through Polydor Records. Singles from it were "Breakdown" and "Resistance". A video was filmed for the song "Resistance", it was directed by Peter Care.


Advantage a.k.a. The Advantage is an American rock band from Sacramento, California that formed in 1998 and specializes in doing covers of music from old NES games. The band is considered to be one of the original pioneers of the Nintendocore genre and widely praised for bringing video game music into the spotlight. Named after the Nintendo controller of the same name, the Advantage offers their own style and blend of video game rock. The band consists of Robby Moncrieff, Ben Milner, Carson McWhirter and Spencer Seim. Former Nevada Union High School students Nick Rogers and Forrest Harding are the two original members who started the band. Cassie Stewart was occasionally featured on bass as well.


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  1. Advantage: In cryptography, an adversary's advantage is a measure of how successfully it can attack a cryptographic algorithm, by distinguishing it from an idealized version of that type of algorithm. Note that in this context, the "adversary" is itself an algorithm and not a person. A cryptographic algorithm is considered secure if no adversary has a non-negligible advantage, subject to specified bounds on the adversary's computational resources. "Negligible" usually means "within O" where p is a security parameter associated with the algorithm. For example, p might be the number of bits in a block cipher's key.
  2. Advantage is a software.
  3. Advantage a.k.a. Advantage Northern Ireland Limited is an organization based in the United Kingdom.

Phrases with Advantage

Phrases ending with the word Advantage:

  1. to advantage
  2. tax advantage
  3. take advantage
  4. Absolute advantage
  5. Play the Advantage
  6. homecourt advantage
  7. Selective Advantage
  8. Home Field Advantage
  9. mechanical advantage
  10. Competitive advantage

Other phrases containing the word Advantage:

  1. Take Advantage of
  2. To Take Advantage of
  3. You Have the Advantage of Me

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advantage

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Google previewWillard and Spackman's Occupational Therapy (2013)

by Barbara A. Schell, Glen Gillen, Marjorie Scaffa, Ellen S. Cohn

The advantage is that people will better understand that occupation is the important focus of our profession.

One major advantage is that the use of standardized performance analyses allows the trained occupational therapist to generate an ...

Google previewHand in Hand (2001)

by Betty Bedard-Bidwell

The first advantage is that the art is a direct expression of dreams, fantasies, and inner experiences that occur naturally as pictures or images. This concept was discussed earlier when referring to the shared language of the image. The second ...

Google previewBasic Types of Pastoral Care and Counseling (2011)

Resources for the Ministry of Healing and Growth, Third Edition by Howard J Clinebell Jr Trustee, Bridget Clare McKeever

A second advantage is that it is obviously better stewardship of a pastor's or lay leader's time to help five or ten people simultaneously than to spend the same time help- ing one individual. This is crucial in light of the heavy demand on most ...

Google previewMethods of Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy and Prognosis (2008)

Breast Carcinoma by M. A. Hayat

Consequently, it offers several advantages over conventional RT-PCR and nested PCR methods. The first advantage is that the method dramatically increases the sensitivity of marker detection when compared to regular RT-PCR procedures.

Google previewICEL2016-Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on e- Learning (2016)

ICEl2016 by Prof. Dr. Rozhan M. Idrus and Dr Nurkhamimi Zainuddin

The advantage is that all other information can be completed within the program. The first possible use of the program is for creating 3D ...

Google previewSimulation Modeling Handbook (2003)

A Practical Approach by Christopher A. Chung

One obvious advantage is the cost.

Google previewThe Practice of Medicinal Chemistry (2015)

by Camille Georges Wermuth, David Aldous, Pierre Raboisson, Didier Rognan

A second advantage is that cells contain more than one target. Throw a potential bactericidal compound on a culture of M. tuberculosis and you are testing its activity on 614 vital proteins, about 3,400 other proteins, and an unknown set of ...

Google previewAdvanced Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment: A Road to Safer Society and Environment (2011)

by Petr Hlavinek, Igor Winkler, Jiri Marsalek, Ivana Mahrikova

The advantage is that the wastewater cannot leak from the pipes, the flow velocity prevents from the settlement of solid particles in...

The advantage is a small scope of excavation work – the pipes are installed at a frost-free depth (0.9–1.2 m ), ...

Google previewNetworked Control Systems (2010)

by Alberto Bemporad, Maurice Heemels, Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson

The first advantage is that randomized communication and updates require almost no coordination among nodes and are easy to implement in practice. The second advantage is that this approach naturally models stochastic nature of the ...

Google previewEssays on Fiscal Federalism and Regional Interdependencies (2008)

A second advantage is that all accounts can be reconciled simultaneously. The balance between income and expenditure in an account is the account's row sum minus its column sum. A SAM is "balanced" when all row-column sums equal ...

Google previewFederal Retirement Guide

Medicare Advantage is the term used to describe the various health plan choices available to Medicare beneficiaries. If you are eligible for Medicare, you may choose to enroll in and get your Medicare benefits from a Medicare managed care ...

Google previewExploring Services Science (2016)

7th International Conference, IESS 2016, Bucharest, Romania, May 25-27, 2016, Proceedings by Theodor Borangiu, Monica Dragoicea, Henriqueta Nóvoa

Competitive advantage is a function of how one firm exchanges its services to meet the needs of the customer relative to how another firm exchanges its...

Competitive advantage is the ability to create more economic value than competitors.

Google previewCharge Injection Systems (2009)

Physical Principles, Experimental and Theoretical Work by J.S. Shrimpton

The second advantage is that in addition to more efficient operation for the version 2 design, the magnitude of the spray current...

Google previewModeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management (2013)

International Conference, MS 2013, Castellón de la Plana, Spain, June 6-7, 2013, Proceedings by María Ángeles Fernández-Izquierdo, María Jesús Muñoz-Torres, Raúl León

Its main advantage is that it can provide a parameterized family of aggregation operators from the minimum to the maximum in a subset of arguments that move towards a bigger set of arguments. Recently, Merigó and Yager have suggested ...

Google previewTrade, Employment, and Adjustment (1983)

by Charles S. Pearson, Gerry Salembier

Comparative advantage refers to the ability of one economy to produce a given good more efficiently — that is, at a lower opportunity cost — than a second economy. This ability is derived from the relative economic endowment of resources, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Of The Global Economy A Guide For Students And Researchers (2006)

by David E. O connor

An absolute advantage exists when a nation or other economic region is able to produce a good or service more efficiently than a second nation or region. Adam Smith, who penned An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of ...

Google previewDictionary of Strategy (2004)

Strategic Management A-Z by Louise Kelly, Christopher A. Booth

Competitive Advantage Competitive advantage is a condition that enables a company to operate in a more efficient or otherwise higher-quality manner than the companies it competes with, and that results in benefits accruing to that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Resource Management (2016)

by Adrian Wilkinson, Stewart Johnstone

Competitive advantage 61 See also: Competence; Skills-based pay. References and selected further readings Boyatzis, R. (1982), The Competent Manager: A Model for Effective Performance, New York: John Wiley & Sons. Lawler, E. (1994) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Advantage. There is a widespread agreement among scholars that today's business context is a complex and challenging environment because of facts such as globalization, revolution in information technology, diverse needs of customers ...

Google previewDictionary of Business and Economics (1986)

by Christine Ammer, Dean S. Ammer

advantage ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

premature, progressive, tolerant advanced academic degree: doctorate advanced and experimental: avant garde advanced beyond years: precocious advancement: step advancing by degrees: gradation advantage: account, asset, avail, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Economics and Commerce (2014)

by T. E. Daniel-Kagbare

Comparative Cost Advantage, Principle of the USSR—forces that were end Soviet hegemony over its Eastern European satellites States and end the Cold War between the capitalist West and the Communist East. The fall of the Berlin Wall in ...

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After all, despite the economic advantage to firms that employed child labor, it was in the social interest, as a national policy, to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms. (Barry Commoner)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4A1N1T1A1G2E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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