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Definition of the adjective advanced

What does advanced mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more advanced / most advanced

  1. farther along in physical or mental development
    • examples: the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced' | children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average
    • similar: precocious
  2. comparatively late in a course of development
    • examples: the illness had reached an advanced stage | an advanced state of exhaustion
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • similar: late / later
  3. ahead of the times
  4. at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill
    • examples: an advanced degree | an advanced text in physics | special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University
    • similar: high
  5. ahead in development; complex or intricate
  6. far along in time
    • examples: a man of advanced age | advanced in years
    • synonym of advanced: ripe
    • similar: late
  7. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
    • examples: advanced societies | an advanced country technologically
    • similar: civilised / civilized
  8. situated ahead or going before
    • example: at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonyms of advanced: advance / in advance
    • similar: front

Alternative definition of the adjective advanced


  1. At or close to the state of the art.
  2. See Enhanced.
  3. Having moved forward in time or space (e.g. advanced ignition timing).
  4. In a late stage of development; greatly developed beyond an initial stage.
  5. [phonetics] Pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract.

Definition of the verb advanced

What does advanced mean as a doing word?


  1. past of advance


  1. "Advanced" is a musical single of Core Wizard and Dark Master & Dark by Design.
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  2. "Advanced" is a musical single of Marcel Woods.
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  1. AdvancED is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally. AdvancED was formed in 2006 by the consolidation of the pre-college divisions of two of the U.S. regional accreditation organizations: the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2012 the Northwest Accreditation Commission joined AdvancED.
  2. Advanced is a run rating.

Phrases with Advanced

  1. Advanced Green
  2. Advanced Traffic Management
  3. Advanced Encryption Standard
  4. Advanced Train Control System
  5. Advanced Access Content System
  6. advanced research and development activity
  7. defense advanced research projects agency
  8. To Advanced

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advanced

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Google previewThe Critique of Pure Modernity (1988)

Hegel, Heidegger, and After by David Kolb

Being modern is being "advanced" and being advanced means being rich, free of the encumbrances of familial authority, religious authority, and deferentiality. It means being rational and being "rationalized."

Google previewTheoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post-Modernism (2014)

by Wayne Morrison

Being modem is being 'advanced' and being advanced means being rich, free of the encumbrances of familial authority, religious authority, and deferentiality. It means being rational and being “rationalised”...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Advanced Ceramic Materials (2012)

by R.J. Brook

Advanced Ceramic Materials: An Overview Aluminum Nitride Aluminum Oxide Aluminum Oxide: Biomedical Applications Aluminum Oxide Ceramics Aluminum Titanate Armor Automotive Materials Beryllium Oxide Beta-Alumina Borides Boron ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Advanced without interest . . . Exchequer-Bills cancelled . . . Transfer from South-Sea Company Advanced Ditto Ditto Exchequer-Bills cancelled . . . Total Sum advanced .

Google previewA Dictionary of Military Terms (1918)

by Edward Samuel Farrow

Advanced. — Any portion of an army which is in front of the rest.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry: Applications (2001)

by Nicholas D. Spencer, John H. Moore

Ceramics can be broken down into two general categories, traditional and advanced ceramics. Traditional ceramics include common household products such as clay pots, tiles, pipe, and bricks; porcelain china, sinks, and electrical insulators; ...

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Quotes about Advanced

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force. (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4A1N1C3E1D2

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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