advance or anticipation is the action
and effect of anticipating or anticipating (anticipating, putting
ahead, advancing, overtaking, making something happen before the expected time). The
term has its etymological origin in the Latin word anticipatio.
Providing an advance, therefore, consists of announcing or specifying
something that, in principle, was expected for the future (either
near or far). For example: "The president gave an advance to the press and
stated that tomorrow he will meet with his Uruguayan counterpart to discuss
various issues of regional importance", "The coach preferred not to
give any advance as he wants to expand on tomorrow's press conference ", "
the advance of the minister surprised the government since the measure has not
yet been approved ".
The notion of advance is very frequent in the media to refer
to topics that will be covered in future blocks or editions. A television
journalist or a radio host can give advances of information that will be
analyzed later in the same program: “Advance: what will
happen to prices in the coming weeks? The Economy Minister is coming to explain
the measures he plans to put in place against inflation. ”
Printed publications such as newspapers or magazines can also make advances: "In
the next edition of La Gaceta del Sur, special analysis on the
performance of the national team in the World Cup. "
In the music world, certain virtual stores offer their
clients advances of a large number of songs; They consist of a fraction of the
entire theme, generally lasting around thirty seconds, thanks to which it is
possible to appreciate aspects such as rhythm and style, although they
intentionally avoid the best parts, in order to promote sales.
The demo, on the other hand, can be considered a form of
product advance, and is very common in the computer and video game industry. A
program with a percentage of its functions or with limitations such as
preventing the saving of projects, or a few levels of a game whose final version
includes dozens, are some examples of demos in these areas. In all cases, they
are offered free of charge and sometimes have a usage deadline.
An advance, on the other hand, is an advance of money. If
a person usually receives a salary of 1,000 pesos on the 27th
of each month and asks his employer to advance part of that money, the company
can give him an advance of 300 pesos and then, when the usual date of payment
arrives, complete his salary with the remaining 700 pesos.
This concept is also used in the real estate field, to
describe the amount of money that many landlords demand from their future
tenants to secure a resource for eventual defaults or to use it in the event
that the latter leave the house in very poor condition., and that reforms are
necessary. In normal situations, once the contract term has ended, tenants
recover the advance in full.
Many mobile phone companies offer their customers a service that provides
them with a balance advance when they are away from a charging
station and their credit has run out. It is a very useful tool,
especially in emergencies, since it allows you to get enough money to make a few
calls. The conditions are usually the following: the company makes a small
charge and imposes a fee for said service; the payment of the same is carried
out the next time the user loads her card, simply discounting her debt from the