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advanced - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'advanced' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Advanced [ a.]
- In the van or front.
- In the front or before others, as regards progress or ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers.
- Far on in life or time.
2 . Advanced [ imp. & p. p.]
- of Advance

Meaning of 'advanced' (Princeton's WordNet)

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