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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That is why Xcel Energy is committed to ongoing work to develop advanced technologies while putting the necessary policies in place to achieve this transition. David Roberts, Vox, "For the first time, a major US utility has committed to 100% clean energy," 5 Dec. 2018 This new collider will take advantage of the infrastructure already built for the CEPC and the advanced technologies that will likely exist by 2040. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "China Plans to Build a Particle Collider Five Times More Powerful Than the LHC," 14 Nov. 2018 But considering that advanced epigenetic technology has already begun trickling down into the skincare market, these most recent findings may well be a strong harbinger of what's to come in the pursuit of eternal youth. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Scientists Have Found a Way to Reverse Wrinkles and Hair Loss, According to an "Unprecedented" New Study," 23 July 2018 These include jobs in advanced manufacturing, where workers on factory floors increasingly deal with software and robotics. Fox News, "Trump promotes job training as employers search for workers," 19 July 2018 Thirty-four historic paintings from the Sistine Chapel created by Michelangelo have been reproduced using advanced technology, with the paintings all being shown in their original sizes. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "Traveling Sistine Chapel exhibit reopens in Houston after a brief hiccup," 5 July 2018 In recent months, British officials have explored various options, involving the creative collection of customs tariffs and advanced technology to monitor border crossings. Amanda Sloat, Time, "Brexit Could Jeopardize Peace in Northern Ireland—and America Is Ignoring It," 29 June 2018 The promise is that 13,000 jobs paying an average of nearly $54,000 a year will be created and a new industry will take root in southeastern Wisconsin, powered by advanced manufacturing that both builds on the state's heritage and moves it forward. Mary Spicuzza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Donald Trump to oversee groundbreaking of Foxconn in Wisconsin as dispute with Harley-Davidson continues," 28 June 2018 Police said Kadar, from southern Israel, used advanced technologies to mask the origin of his calls and communications to synagogues, community buildings and public venues. NBC News, "Israel convicts hacker who threatened U.S. Jewish community centers," 28 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
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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