advanced

adjective
ad·​vanced

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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In the distant future, aliens known as the Othersiders arrive with advanced technologies that lead to an economic downturn for human civilization. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The 13 best sci-fi books to check out on your new Kindle," 29 Dec. 2018 The administration also plans to unveil new restrictions on Chinese investments in the U.S. — and on the types of advanced technology that American firms can export to Beijing — by the end of this month. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Raises Taxes on Chinese Goods, Eyes Foreign Cars Next," 15 June 2018 The prize has been issued annually since 1985 by the Inamori Foundation to three winners for their work in basic science, arts and philosophy and advanced technology. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "Stanford scientist Karl Deisseroth wins Japan’s highest honor for brain research," 14 June 2018 The cases were reopened, and investigators were hoping advanced DNA technology would change the course of things. CBS News, "Were the murders of California teens the work of a serial killer?," 9 June 2018 It's decked out with all of Kobo's advanced e-reader features—an 8-inch 300ppi E Ink display, a waterproof design, and zero advertisements, to name a few—and as a whole, the Forma dutifully showcases what Kobo can add to the US e-book market. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Kobo Forma review: A formidable opponent for Amazon’s Kindle Oasis," 22 Nov. 2018 The Kona widens its features lead by offering more advanced safety features (forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and a driver attention monitor), a head-up display and a wireless charging pad. Mark Takahashi, Edmunds, USA TODAY, "Edmunds compares subcompact crossover SUVs Hyundai Kona and Ford EcoSport," 29 June 2018 The Kona widens its features lead by offering more advanced safety features (forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and a driver attention monitor), a head-up display and a wireless charging pad. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares Hyundai Kona and Ford EcoSport," 27 June 2018 Built for family adventures, Armada is a strong, durable, authentic full-size SUV with ruggedness to spare, as well as style, V-8 performance and lots of advanced safety and security features. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Nissan Armada full-size SUV has plentyof room for the family, lots of technology," 17 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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advanced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of advanced

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

advanced

adjective
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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