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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vanst, -vahnst]
    • /ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnst/
    • /ədˈvɑːnst/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vanst, -vahnst]
    • /ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnst/

Definitions of advanced word

  • adjective advanced An advanced system, method, or design is modern and has been developed from an earlier version of the same thing. 3
  • adjective advanced A country that is advanced has reached a high level of industrial or technological development. 3
  • adjective advanced An advanced student has already learned the basic facts of a subject and is doing more difficult work. An advanced course of study is designed for such students. 3
  • adjective advanced Something that is at an advanced stage or level is at a late stage of development. 3
  • graded adjective advanced If you say that someone is of advanced years or is advanced in age, you are saying in a polite way that they are old. 3
  • adjective advanced being ahead in development, knowledge, progress, etc 3

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Origin of advanced

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at advance, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Advanced


advanced popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

advanced usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advanced

adj advanced

  • state-of-the-art — the latest and most sophisticated or advanced stage of a technology, art, or science.
  • progressive — favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters: a progressive mayor.
  • leading — made of or containing lead: a lead pipe; a lead compound.
  • forward — toward or at a place, point, or time in advance; onward; ahead: to move forward; from this day forward; to look forward.
  • avant-garde — Avant-garde art, music, theatre, and literature is very modern and experimental.

adjective advanced

  • developed — If you talk about developed countries or the developed world, you mean the countries or the parts of the world that are wealthy and have many industries.
  • sophisticated — sophisticated.
  • complex — Something that is complex has many different parts, and is therefore often difficult to understand.
  • difficult — not easily or readily done; requiring much labor, skill, or planning to be performed successfully; hard: a difficult job.
  • manner — mainour.

adverb advanced

  • onwards — toward a point ahead or in front; forward, as in space or time.
  • proximately — next; nearest; immediately before or after in order, place, occurrence, etc.
  • on the dot — a small, roundish mark made with or as if with a pen.
  • in time — the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.
  • in good time — the system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.

Antonyms for advanced

adj advanced

  • after — If something happens after a particular date or event, it happens during the period of time that follows that date or event.
  • behind — If something is behind a thing or person, it is on the other side of them from you, or nearer their back rather than their front.

adjective advanced

  • basic — You use basic to describe things, activities, and principles that are very important or necessary, and on which others depend.
  • earlier — in or during the first part of a period of time, a course of action, a series of events, etc.: early in the year.
  • traditional — of or relating to tradition.

Top questions with advanced

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