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 a new era engineered by advanced technology, the industry shifted from manufacturing albums and CDs to fielding music downloads and streaming. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Stax Legend Al Bell on Black Music's Living Legacy and Power: 'My Life's Mission Is to Make Sure It Doesn't Die'," 6 July 2018 Communist leaders see advanced technology as a path to prosperity and to restoring national greatness. Joe Mcdonald, The Christian Science Monitor, "US tariffs could spur tech development in China," 5 July 2018 Motor racing is traditionally a showcase and testing ground for advanced automotive technology that will eventually make its way into regular cars. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "The Neat Engineering VW Used to Smash the Pikes Peak Record," 25 June 2018 Despite a strong showing from Nigeria, Morocco and Senegal, no team from Africa advanced to the knockout stages of this year’s World Cup in Russia. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Artist designs cool Wakanda soccer uniforms for the World Cup," 12 July 2018 As technology advanced, many workouts became more high-tech. USA TODAY, "The biggest exercise fad the year you were born," 12 July 2018 Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts: Lectures and classes for all adults, beginner to advanced, on a variety of fiber arts topics. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A listing of home and garden events for the Milwaukee area (Summer 2018 edition)," 4 July 2018 Morgan was diagnosed with advanced liver disease this year. Lizzie Johnson, SFChronicle.com, "Regret haunts Wine Country fire hero: ‘I’ve never cried this much’," 13 July 2018 The program is presented along with Partners for Achievement and requires advanced registration at https://collegeplanningnaplib95thjul17.eventbrite.com. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "This Week in Naperville," 13 July 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
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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