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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Prior to his latest theatrics, Baez hit an opposite-field double to right, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a two-run single by Ian Happ in the second. Mark Gonzales,, "Javier Baez's rock star performance moves Cubs into first place," 14 July 2018 Johns Hopkins posted a 9-2 record, won a ninth consecutive Centennial Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs for the seventh consecutive year in 2017., "Digest (July 13): Wayne Rooney making D.C. United debut at new stadium," 13 July 2018 After Garrett Cooper singled to start the 12th for the Marlins and advanced to second on JT Riddle's ground ball, the Rockies had Anderson walked intentionally to set up the force. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Marlins celebrate another extra-inning win on walk-off hit in 12th," 12 July 2018 The Pioneers, who won the Liberty League championship and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IV-A semifinals last season, made things tough on Burbank from the get-go. Jeff Tully,, "LoVett, Providence defense hold Burbank at bay in summer girls' basketball," 11 July 2018 There are worse lineups that have made the playoffs, or won a division, or even advanced to the World Series. David Murphy,, "The Phillies need another starter. Could he be pitching tonight? | David Murphy," 10 July 2018 The Scots won their second-straight football state title in December, and also advanced to the regional final in girls soccer. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Local schools clean up in UIL Lone Star Cup," 2 July 2018 Croatian fans set the streets of Zagreb ablaze with flares after defeating Denmark in a shootout and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals. Chris Chavez,, "Watch: Croatian Fans Set Zagreb Ablaze After Knockout Stage Win Over Denmark," 1 July 2018 HISTORY Mexico has reached the round of 16 in six straight World Cups, but the team has not advanced to the quarterfinals since playing at home in 1986. Derek Gatopoulos, Houston Chronicle, "Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea," 23 June 2018

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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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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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