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.

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