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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By capping the Universal Service Fund, how will the commission ensure advanced telecommunications and information services are provided in all regions of the nation? Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Ajit Pai works to cap funding for rural and poor people, gets GOP backing," 4 June 2019 Measured by both traditional and advanced metrics, Leonard had come into his own. Michael Mccann,, "Kawhi Leonard vs. Nike: Analyzing the Raptors' Star's Logo Lawsuit," 4 June 2019 The plan is for reusable landers to carry NASA equipment, including rovers developed by Ames, and advanced robotic and scientific technology to craters in the south pole region. Peter Fimrite,, "Getting to the moon takes practice — on a giant machine in Mountain View," 4 June 2019 The company, based in South Carolina, said the expansion will bring advanced aluminum mold making and mold handling operations to the foundry, which currently furnishes aluminum casting and fiberglass products finishing and assembly. William Thornton |,, "MacLean Power Systems plans $5.3 million expansion in Alabaster," 3 June 2019 Start with an emergency plan This scenario can be prevented with some advanced planning, starting with emergency care. NBC News, "Protecting your pets after you're gone: How to create a pet trust," 3 June 2019 Japan has one of the largest and advanced surface ship fleets in the world and the new ship design, 30FFM, is meant to maintain the country’s naval dominance. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Frigate's Combat Information Center Is Straight Out of 'Star Trek'," 29 May 2019 Such roles often require not only familiarity with advanced computer programs but also creative minds to make use of all the data. Lauren Weber, WSJ, "The ‘Hybrid’ Skills That Tomorrow’s Jobs Will Require," 21 Jan. 2019 However, there are threats from nations with advanced defense programs. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Army's new machine gun will blast like battle tanks," 19 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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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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