ad·​van·​ta·​geous | \ ˌad-ˌvan-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio) , -vən- \

Definition of advantageous

: giving an advantage : favorable an advantageous opportunity

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Other Words from advantageous

advantageously adverb
advantageousness noun

Examples of advantageous in a Sentence

Her experience placed her in an advantageous position to apply for the job. a trade agreement that is advantageous to both countries
Recent Examples on the Web The Patriots still had a sterling 12-4 regular-season record, but the defeat cost them a bye in the opening round of the postseason, a highly advantageous position New England had earned for the last nine seasons. Bill Pennington, New York Times, "Tom Brady and the Patriots Are Upset by the Titans in a Stunner," 5 Jan. 2020 But the original recordings are usually far more popular, at least partly because streaming algorithms have turned their familiarity into advantageous positioning. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, "The Endless Green of 'White Christmas' & Other Holiday Hits," 26 Dec. 2019 From the time Fisher arrived in College Station, fans pointed to 2020 and an advantageous schedule as his breakthrough season with the Aggies. Brent Zwerneman,, "Texas A&M could benefit from new redshirt rule in bowl game," 20 Dec. 2019 So how does your body organize these advantageous responses to infection? Joshua Schrock, The Conversation, "Feeling sick is an emotion meant to help you get better faster," 17 Dec. 2019 Being able to count projects funded by others towards its own climate target would be advantageous. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "The world plans to fix climate change with carbon credits. But do they work?," 4 Dec. 2019 Although treatment early in life was known to be advantageous, the study, published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine, shows the immune system’s response in detail for the first time. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "HIV-Positive Babies Fare Better When Treatment Starts at Birth," 27 Nov. 2019 After a few exchanges on the feet, Nunes landed in an advantageous position on the ground. Nolan King, MMA Junkie, "UFC 245 results: Amanda Nunes earns decision over game Germaine de Randamie," 15 Dec. 2019 For the Trump administration, the targeting of transgender protections may be politically advantageous. New York Times, "Trump’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Extends Through Entire Government," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of advantageous

1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advantageous

borrowed from Middle French avantageus, avantajose, from avantage advantage entry 1 + -eus, -ose -ous

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The first known use of advantageous was in 1550

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10 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Advantageous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of advantageous

: helpful or favorable : giving an advantage to someone


ad·​van·​ta·​geous | \ ˌad-vən-ˈtā-jəs How to pronounce advantageous (audio) , -ˌvan- \

Kids Definition of advantageous

: giving a benefit especially that others do not have : giving an advantage A college degree is advantageous when job hunting.

Other Words from advantageous

advantageously adverb

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