[ US /ədˈvænst/ ]
[ UK /ɐdvˈænst/ ]
  1. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
    advanced societies
    an advanced country technologically
  2. ahead of the times
    a forward-looking corporation
    is British industry innovative enough?
    had advanced views on the subject
    the advanced teaching methods
  3. at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill
    an advanced text in physics
    special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University
    an advanced degree
  4. farther along in physical or mental development
    children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average
    the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'
  5. situated ahead or going before
    at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
    an advance party
  6. far along in time
    a ripe old age
    a man of advanced age
    advanced in years
    the ripe age of 90
    a ripe old age
  7. comparatively late in a course of development
    the illness had reached an advanced stage
    an advanced state of exhaustion
  8. ahead in development; complex or intricate
    advanced technology
    a sophisticated electronic control system
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How To Use advanced In A Sentence

  • Life itself, without the assistance of colleges and universities, is becoming an advanced institution of learning.
  • Reagan advanced on her, holding his gun steady.
  • I would show up unannounced, watch Jaime teach calculus, chat with Principal Henry Gradillas, check in with other Advanced Placement classes and in the early afternoon call my editor in Washington to say I was chasing down the latest medfly outbreak story, or whatever seemed believable at the time. Unlike many, Escalante believed in teaching, not sorting
  • Finance ministers and central bankers from the G-20 advanced and developing nations are meeting in South Korea Friday and Saturday to prepare for a summit of G-20 leaders next month. Japan Calls for Currency-Market Cooperation
  • People followed these advanced thinkers with unseemly haste. Times, Sunday Times
  • Both neo-colonial and advanced capitalist/colonial states organize and reinforce a cathectic structure based in sexual difference, which they enforce through a variety of means, including legislation.
  • A strong academic background, preferably an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • The report ranks the UK 20th out of 22 advanced nations.
  • Advanced Mobile Phone Service ( AMPS ) is an example of a 1 G mobile network standard.
  • In an interesting July 30th post on Off-Grid.net, Alex Benady repots that "advanced industrial countries like the US and UK are moving toward a post-consumer era -- less materialist and more spiritual. The Greenwash Brigade: August 2008 Archives
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