ad·​vanced əd-ˈvan(t)st How to pronounce advanced (audio)
: far on in time or course
a man advanced in years
: being beyond others in progress or ideas
tastes a bit too advanced for the times
: being beyond the elementary or introductory
advanced chemistry
: greatly developed beyond an initial stage
the most advanced scientific methods
advanced weapons systems
: much evolved from an early ancestral type
bees and other advanced insects
advanced traits

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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of advanced was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Advanced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: far on in time or course
a man advanced in years
: being beyond the elementary or introductory level
advanced mathematics
: being far along in progress or development
an advanced civilization
a disease in an advanced stage
: having changed from a more primitive state found in an ancestor
advanced insects like the wasps and bees

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