1. farther along in physical or mental development (Freq. 5)

the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'


children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average

Similar to: ↑precocious
2. comparatively late in a course of development (Freq. 3)

the illness had reached an advanced stage


an advanced state of exhaustion

Similar to: ↑late, ↑later
3. ahead of the times (Freq. 2)

the advanced teaching methods


had advanced views on the subject


a forward-looking corporation


is British industry innovative enough?

Syn: ↑forward-looking, ↑innovative, ↑modern
Similar to: ↑progressive
Derivationally related forms: ↑modernity (for: ↑modern), ↑innovativeness (for: ↑innovative)
4. at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill (Freq. 2)

an advanced degree


an advanced text in physics


special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University

Similar to: ↑high
5. ahead in development; complex or intricate (Freq. 1)

advanced technology


a sophisticated electronic control system

Syn: ↑sophisticated
Similar to: ↑high-tech, ↑hi-tech
6. far along in time (Freq. 1)

a man of advanced age


advanced in years


a ripe old age


the ripe age of 90

Syn: ↑ripe
Similar to: ↑late
7. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry (Freq. 1)

advanced societies


an advanced country technologically

Similar to: ↑civilized, ↑civilised
8. situated ahead or going before (Freq. 1)

an advance party


at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies

Syn: ↑advance, ↑in advance
Similar to: ↑front
Derivationally related forms: ↑advance (for: ↑advance)

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