What does advanced mean?

Definitions for advanced
ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnstad·vanced

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advancedadjective

    farther along in physical or mental development

    "the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'"; "children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average"

  2. advanced(a)adjective

    comparatively late in a course of development

    "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion"

  3. advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modernadjective

    ahead of the times

    "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"

  4. advancedadjective

    at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill

    "an advanced degree"; "an advanced text in physics"; "special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University"

  5. advanced, sophisticatedadjective

    ahead in development; complex or intricate

    "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"

  6. advanced, ripeadjective

    far along in time

    "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"

  7. advancedadjective

    (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry

    "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"

  8. advance(a), advanced(a), in advance(p)adjective

    situated ahead or going before

    "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"


  1. advancedadjective

    At or close to the state of the art.

  2. advancedadjective


  3. advancedadjective

    Having moved forward in time or space (e.g. advanced ignition timing).

  4. advancedadjective

    In a late stage of development; greatly developed beyond an initial stage.

  5. advancedadjective

    Pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract.


  1. advanced

    Advanced refers to a state, condition, skill, technology, or system that is more developed, complex, or ahead in progress, knowledge or sophistication compared to the usual or normal level. It is something that is at a high level of growth or forward in time, complexity or preference.

  2. advanced

    Advanced refers to being at a high, improved, or developed level, particularly in terms of skills, technology, knowledge or stage. It often implies being more sophisticated, complex, or ahead compared to basic or general levels. It can also imply a superior or progressive condition.

  3. advanced

    "Advanced" refers to something that is further along in progress, complexity, sophistication, or development. It can pertain to various domains including technology, knowledge, skill level, theories, and more. Generally, it indicates a high-level of maturity or superiority, often resulting from extensive research, improvements, or innovation.

  4. advanced

    Advanced refers to being at a higher level of development, sophistication, technology, knowledge or skill than normal or average. It can also denote something that is at a far along stage or further along in progress.

  5. advanced

    Advanced refers to something that is far along in progress, development, sophistication or complexity. It could also mean being at a higher or further level in terms of knowledge, skills, competence, technology, or evolution. The term also corresponds to something superior, innovative, ahead, forward-looking or cutting-edge.

  6. advanced

    Advanced refers to something being at a higher or more complex level, whether in terms of development, progress, knowledge, technology or skills. It can also indicate the later stages or a further point in a process or situation.

  7. advanced

    Advanced refers to something that is far on in progress, either in time or in a course of action, often having developed beyond the initial or basic stage. This term can also refer to a high level of knowledge, technology, civilization, etc. It can also mean being ahead or further forward.

  8. advanced

    Advanced refers to something that is more developed, complex, or sophisticated than what is common or standard. It can involve high levels of knowledge, skill, technology or progress. It may also pertain to something being ahead or far on in progress, time or a particular stage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advanced

    of Advance

  2. Advancedadjective

    in the van or front

  3. Advancedadjective

    in the front or before others, as regards progress or ideas; as, advanced opinions, advanced thinkers

  4. Advancedadjective

    far on in life or time

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advanced' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2988

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advanced' in Adjectives Frequency: #410

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advanced in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advanced in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of advanced in a Sentence

  1. Frederick Hill:

    The administration requested authority to extend the deadline for positive train control and the Senate subsequently advanced a bipartisan proposal to create accountability and set realistic deadlines, this provision in the surface transportation bill will address the concerns summarized in Chairman Elliott's correspondence.

  2. Jim McGann:

    Cybercriminals are deploying advanced technology, including machine learning, to aid them in penetrating security defenses.

  3. Nadja Reissland:

    As technology gets more advanced the ultrasound imaging gets better and more precise.

  4. Joowon Suh:

    Compared to the time I started my career, the perceptions of Korea as a nation, Korean culture and society, and the Korean language have gone through a significant, positive change, now it is perceived more modern, advanced, marketable, cooler, and hipper.

  5. Stacey Jaconski:

    It’s a great atmosphere that we can come here now with this new roller coaster which is much more advanced than the Wild Mouse and much more thrilling. It’s great that my children can come and now ride it, it was really fun and exciting to go on it.

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