advanced

adjective ad·vanced
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of advanced

1 : far on in time or course
  • a man advanced in years
2 a : 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

Examples of advanced in a Sentence

  1. The school has courses for elementary, intermediate, and advanced students.

  2. The book explains both basic and advanced techniques.

  3. The system has many advanced features.

  4. The disease is in an advanced stage.

  5. an advanced form of cancer

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Origin and Etymology of advanced

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



ADVANCED Defined for Kids

advanced

adjective ad·vanced \ əd-ˈvanst \

Definition of advanced for Students

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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