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May
29
2015

advantage

@d vaen tihj

noun
definition 1:  a position or place of superiority or domination.
example:  All her preparation gave her the advantage in the debate.
example:  Our initiatives have paid off and put us at an advantage over our competitors.

definition 2:  something that gives a position of superiority or domination.
example:  A degree from a top school is said to be an advantage in competing for a job.
example:  The restaurant’s perfect location by the lake is its advantage over the other restaurants in the area.

definition 3:  something that is a benefit, profit, or gain.
example:  Saving money and avoiding the traffic are advantages of being able to walk to work.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun advantage

ADJECTIVE + advantage:    slight ~ , considerable ~ , tremendous ~ , huge ~ , overwhelming ~ ,  great ~ , decided ~ , definite ~ , distinct ~ , obvious ~ , inherent ~ , built-in ~ , added ~ , unfair ~ , competitive ~ , strategic ~ , tactical ~ , mechanical ~ , technological ~ , evolutionary ~, reproductive ~

VERB + advantage:    have ~ , gain ~ , possess ~ , enjoy ~ , offer ~ , confer ~ , exploit ~ , maximize ~ , erode ~