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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Plains has pledged to use utilize existing pipeline and utility corridors and advanced construction techniques to limit environmental and community impact. Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle, "JV to build $2.5 billion crude oil pipeline linking Cushing to Gulf Coast," 11 June 2019 The route requires a rounded skill set for climbers, who need to be familiar with roped travel over glaciated terrain, crevasse rescue and ice climbing, among other advanced techniques. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "4 climbers stranded since Monday rescued from treacherous route on Mount Rainier," 6 June 2019 This technology is the neural network, which underpins today’s most advanced artificial intelligence systems. Quanta Magazine, "Foundations Built for a General Theory of Neural Networks," 31 Jan. 2019 Along with Hawking and Musk, prominent figures at Oxford and UC Berkeley and many of the researchers working in AI today believe that advanced AI systems, if deployed carelessly, could end all life on earth. Kelsey Piper, Vox, "The case for taking AI seriously as a threat to humanity," 21 Dec. 2018 The flakes show signs of being struck from a prepared stone core, which is a fairly advanced technique usually attributed to modern humans or Neanderthals. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Archaeologists find 300,000-year-old stone tools in Saudi Arabia," 29 Oct. 2018 Musk's Boring Company digs tunnels for advanced transport systems and has advanced ground-penetrating radar. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "Thai soccer team rescue might need to happen sooner than expected, experts warn," 2 Oct. 2018 The extra funding allowed the club to buy materials for a more advanced insulation system. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "A new hut with dramatic views rose up this summer in Alaska’s Hatcher Pass backcountry," 8 July 2018 One of his enterprises is Boring Co., which digs tunnels for advanced transport systems and has advanced ground-penetrating radar. Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, chicagotribune.com, "Thai soccer coach apologizes in letter to parents as boys write they are 'doing fine'," 7 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

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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