Advanced Definition and Meaning: What Does Advanced Mean?

  • Advanced Definition

ad·vanced  (d-vnst)


1. Highly developed or complex.

2. Being at a higher level than others: an advanced text in physics.

3. Ahead of the times; progressive: advanced teaching methods.

4. Far along in course or time: an advanced stage of illness; a person of advanced age.

advanced [ədˈvɑːnst]


1. being ahead in development, knowledge, progress, etc. advanced studies

2. having reached a comparatively late stage a man of advanced age

3. ahead of the times advanced views on religion

ad•vanced (ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnst)


1. placed ahead or forward: with one foot advanced.

2. beyond the beginning, elementary, or intermediate: a course in advanced mathematics.

3. far or further along in progress, development, or growth.

4. of or embodying modern, enlightened, or liberal ideas: advanced theories of child care.

5. far along in time: a person of advanced age.

Advanced Meaning


1. advanced - farther along in physical or mental development

advanced - 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"

precocious - characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"

2. advanced - comparatively late in a course of development

advanced - comparatively late in a course of development; "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion"

later, late - at or toward an end or late period or stage of development; "the late phase of feudalism"; "a later symptom of the disease"; "later medical science could have saved the child"

3. advanced - ahead of the times

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

forward-looking, innovative, modern

progressive - favoring or promoting progress; "progressive schools"

4. advanced - at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill

advanced - 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"

high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"

5. advanced - ahead in development

advanced - ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"


hi-tech, high-tech - resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices

6. advanced - far along in time

advanced - far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"


late - being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"

7. advanced - (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry

advanced - (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"

civilised, civilized - having a high state of culture and development both social, religious and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world"

8. advanced - situated ahead or going before

advanced - situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"

in advance, advance

front - relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"

Advanced Adjective

1. sophisticated, foremost, modern, revolutionary, up-to-date, higher, leading, recent, prime, forward, ahead, supreme, extreme, principal, progressive, paramount, state-of-the-art, avant-garde, precocious, pre-eminent, up-to-the-minute, ahead of the times the most advanced optical telescope in the world

2. high-level, higher, tertiary, post-graduate The lab has been updated to allow for more advanced courses.

Advanced Antonyms

withdraw, retreat, decrease, sophisticated late, behind, backward, retarded, underdeveloped, undeveloped

Definition of ADVANCED


: far on in time or course <a man advanced in years>


a : being beyond others in progress or ideas <tastes a bit too advanced for the times>

b : being beyond the elementary or introductory <advanced chemistry>

c : greatly developed beyond an initial stage <the most advanced scientific methods> <advanced weapons systems>

d : much evolved from an early ancestral type <bees and other advanced insects> <advanced traits>

Examples of ADVANCED

  1. The school has courses for elementary, intermediate, and advanced students.

  2. The book explains both basic and advanced techniques.

  3. The system has many advanced features.

  4. The disease is in an advanced stage.

  5. an advanced form of cancer

  1. advanced : based on the most recent methods or ideas

  2. advanced : advanced technology

  3. advanced : an advanced communications system

First Known Use of ADVANCED


Related to ADVANCED

  • Synonyms

developed, evolved, forward, high, higher, improved, late, progressive, refined

  • Antonyms

backward, low, lower, nonprogressive, primitive, retarded, rude, rudimentary, undeveloped

  • Related Words

precocious; full-blown, full-fledged, full-scale; aged, grown, mature, matured, perfected, ripe, ripened; civilized, educated, enhanced, enlightened; contemporary, current, cutting-edge, latest, leading-edge, mod, modern, new, newest, newfangled, new-fashioned, novel, now, present-day, recent, space-age, supermodern, ultramodern, up-to-date

  • Near Antonyms

green, immature, underdeveloped, undersized (also undersize), underweight, unripe, unripened; savage, uncivilized, uneducated; early, embryonic, germinal, primeval, primordial; antediluvian, antiquated, antique, dated, fusty, hoary, musty, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), obsolete, old, oldfangled, old-fashioned, old-time, out-of-date, outworn, passé, past


  1. To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.

  2. To raise; to elevate.

  3. To raise to a higher rank; to promote.

  4. To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.

  5. To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.

  6. To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.

  7. To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.

  8. To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.

  9. To extol; to laud.

  10. To move or go forward; to proceed; as, he advanced to greet me.

  11. To increase or make progress in any respect; as, to advance in knowledge, in stature, in years, in price.

  12. To rise in rank, office, or consequence; to be preferred or promoted.

  13. The act of advancing or moving forward or upward; progress.

  14. Improvement or progression, physically, mentally, morally, or socially; as, an advance in health, knowledge, or religion; an advance in rank or office.

  15. An addition to the price; rise in price or value; as, an advance on the prime cost of goods.

  16. The first step towards the attainment of a result; approach made to gain favor, to form an acquaintance, to adjust a difference, etc.; an overture; a tender; an offer; -- usually in the plural.

  17. A furnishing of something before an equivalent is received (as money or goods), towards a capital or stock, or on loan; payment beforehand; the money or goods thus furnished; money or value supplied beforehand.

  18. Before in place, or beforehand in time; -- used for advanced; as, an advance guard, or that before the main guard or body of an army; advance payment, or that made before it is due; advance proofs, advance sheets, pages of a forthcoming volume, received in advance of the time of publication.

Use ADVANCED in a Sentence

  • Advanced with plans for a new version.

  • Advanced to account for those barrier-reefs, which encircle islands of moderate dimensions.

  • Advanced weapon defense technologies.

  • Our society does, however, face problems of stress, many of which are created by changes in technologically advanced societies.

  • Do you really see human beings eventually becoming so advanced?

  • Advanced skiers.

  • Twenty years and 1.45 million cars later it was still technically advanced to most other cars.

  • They provide advanced, vocational qualifications in heritage management and industrial archeology for those who wish to enter these sectors.

  • Advanced features, even a beginner can use sage.

  • Factors contributing to this poor outlook include the presence of locally advanced disease and undiagnosed metastases at presentation.

  • When these users gain confidence or want to use more advanced zipping features, the full winzip classic interface is just a click away.

  • Maybe we are not sufficiently advanced [or goodwilled] to be allowed to receive the answers to every question.

  • Includes advanced bankrolling, money management, getting credit, table image, complete odds chart, and professional glossary.

  • Advanced mouth cancer is less than 50 % .

  • Futures are an incredibly risky investment vehicle that are appropriate for only the smallest percentage of highly advanced investors.

  • The Zoom®/PC Card™ 56K FaxModem features advanced Zoomguard™; lightning protection, to protect against the most common cause of modem field failures.

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  • Planning on-screen using a word-processor is possible, but it's a fairly advanced technique.
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