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advanced (adj.)

1530s, "far ahead in the course of actions or ideas, being beyond others in attainment, degree, etc.," past-participle adjective from advance (v.). Of studies, from 1790. Of age, by 1713. In late 19c. used especially in reference to views on women's equality.

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Definitions of advanced

advanced (adj.)
situated ahead or going before;
at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
Synonyms: advance / in advance
advanced (adj.)
comparatively late in a course of development;
an advanced state of exhaustion
the illness had reached an advanced stage
advanced (adj.)
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'
advanced (adj.)
ahead of the times;
had advanced views on the subject
the advanced teaching methods
Synonyms: forward-looking / innovative / modern
advanced (adj.)
at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill;
an advanced text in physics
an advanced degree
special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University
advanced (adj.)
far along in time;
a man of advanced age
advanced in years
Synonyms: ripe
advanced (adj.)
(of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry;
an advanced country technologically
advanced societies
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