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Definition of advanced

1 : far on in time or course a man advanced in years
2a : being beyond others in progress or ideas tastes a bit too advanced for the times
b : being beyond the elementary or introductory advanced chemistry
c : greatly developed beyond an initial stage the most advanced scientific methods advanced weapons systems
d : much evolved from an early ancestral type bees and other advanced insects advanced traits

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Examples of advanced in a Sentence

The school has courses for elementary, intermediate, and advanced students. The book explains both basic and advanced techniques. The system has many advanced features. The disease is in an advanced stage. an advanced form of cancer
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First Known Use of advanced

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for advanced

Middle English avaunced, from past participle of avauncen "to advance entry 1"

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The first known use of advanced was in 1646

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15 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Advanced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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How to pronounce advanced (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of advanced

: beyond the basic level
: having developed more than others
: having or using new and modern methods


ad·​vanced | \ əd-ˈvanst \

Kids Definition of advanced

1 : being far along in years or progress an advanced civilization
2 : being beyond the elementary or introductory level advanced mathematics

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