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Adviser means the same as advisor—that is, it refers to “a person who gives advice in a particular field.” Example: The President has a new military adviser.

The Oxford Dictionary of English provides:

The spellings adviser and advisor are both correct. Adviser is more common, but advisor is also widely used, especially in North America. Adviser may be seen as less formal, while advisor often suggests an official position.

 

Interesting note: It appears that the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary does not recognize the term advisor, but Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary does.

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