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 One of these advantageous proteins is an enzyme called exonuclease (ExoN), which helps the virus proofread and correct copies as they are made. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Support Science Journalism," 23 June 2020 This can be advantageous for a franchise like the Warriors, who are poised to have a top-five pick for the first time since 2002. Connor Letourneau,, "Six potential sleepers for the Warriors in a critical NBA draft," 13 June 2020 For some, exploiting the confusion is politically advantageous. Jeva Lange, TheWeek, "The misdirected ire at WHO," 10 June 2020 Combine those moves with Dallas putting him in more advantageous pass-rush positions, and don’t be surprised if Gallimore surpasses his collegiate sack total within a couple of years in the NFL. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: How CeeDee Lamb, other Cowboys draftees can make an immediate 2020 impact," 8 June 2020 Signing a lease, a power purchase agreement, or renting a system through other means is also common, but generally not as financially advantageous. Whitson Gordon, Popular Science, "What you need to know about converting your home to solar," 6 June 2020 Callahan believes it’s advantageous to teach Burrow, Ryan Finley and Jake Dolegala the basics and advance from there. Tyler Dragon,, "Bengals OC Brian Callahan: Joe Burrow, Ryan Finley and Jake Dolegala have been outstanding," 3 June 2020 More than being emotionally compelling, though, an underdog narrative like Limbaugh’s is an advantageous framework for anyone who wishes to inspire political action. Jake Bittle, The New Republic, "The Right’s Reign on the Air Waves," 1 June 2020 Moreover, having someone within the community trace call others might be advantageous because there is more inherent trust. Wudan Yan, New York Times, "Remote and Ready to Fight Coronavirus’s Next Wave," 16 May 2020

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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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28 Jun 2020

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“Advantageous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 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.

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advantageously adverb

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