ad·​vanced | \ əd-ˈvan(t)st How to pronounce advanced (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web That phase will also includes hundreds of billions of dollars for utilities, water delivery systems, rural broadband, worker training, advanced manufacturing and research and development. New York Times, "Biden Wants to Pay for Infrastructure Plan With 15 Years of Corporate Taxes," 30 Mar. 2021 For a Clippers team that takes the second-fewest shots at the rim, Mann has been a paint-attacking outlier, attempting 54% of his shots there, according to the advanced statistics site Cleaning The Glass. Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, "Terance Mann’s rise coupled with ‘Playoff Rondo’ could be Clippers’ winning combo," 28 Mar. 2021 Baylor University — the betting public's third favorite at 8% — also advanced to the Sweet 16 to be played on Saturday and Sunday. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "March Madness, sports betting in Michigan could bring tax surprise for gamblers," 24 Mar. 2021 Many of the fund’s bets explicitly sought to attract direct investment back into Saudi Arabia, in hopes of creating jobs for young Saudis in growth sectors such as tech and advanced manufacturing. Ben Foldy, WSJ, "Lucid, Long Before SPAC, Promised to Build Saudi Auto Plant," 10 Mar. 2021 China had a plan to become a leader in advanced tech manufacturing by 2025. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Heir unapparent: China President Xi Jinping is facing a succession planning crisis," 2 Mar. 2021 Industries in the county include professional business and scientific services, technology, advanced manufacturing and health care services, according to the economic development authority., "Guide to Howard County 2021: Business and jobs," 23 Feb. 2021 Perseverance, the most technologically advanced robot NASA has sent to date, will remain on Mars for nearly two years, searching for signs of ancient life and exploring the planet's surface. Lucas Manfredi, Fox News, "NASA's Perseverance rover lands on Mars," 19 Feb. 2021 As part of the collaboration, students who complete Amazon’s 12-week Mechatronics and Robotics Apprenticeship can earn an associate degree from Dallas College in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics technology. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, "Dallas College partners with Amazon to train students in emerging technology," 4 Feb. 2021

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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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12 Apr 2021

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“Advanced.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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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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