1. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: precocious
2. [ adjective ] comparatively late in a course of development

"the illness had reached an advanced stage" "an advanced state of exhaustion"

Related terms: late
3. [ adjective ] ahead of the times
Synonyms: modern innovative forward-looking

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

Related terms: progressive
4. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: high
5. [ adjective ] ahead in development; complex or intricate
Synonyms: sophisticated

"advanced technology" "a sophisticated electronic control system"

Related terms: high-tech
6. [ adjective ] (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry

"advanced societies" "an advanced country technologically"

Related terms: civilized
7. [ adjective ] far along in time
Synonyms: ripe

"a man of advanced age" "advanced in years" "a ripe old age" "the ripe age of 90"

Related terms: late
8. [ adjective ] situated ahead or going before
Synonyms: in_advance advance

"an advance party" "at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"

Related terms: front
Similar spelling:   advance