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Definition of 'advanced'

See also: advance 


  1. 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. comparatively late in a course of development; "the illness had reached an advanced stage"; "an advanced state of exhaustion"
  3. ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
       Synonyms: forward-looking innovative modern
  4. 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. ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"
       Synonyms: sophisticated
  6. far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"
       Synonyms: ripe
  7. (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"
  8. situated ahead or going before; "an advance party"; "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"
       Synonyms: advance in advance

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