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Definition of advanced adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having the most modern and recently developed ideas, methods, etc. advanced technology advanced industrial societies Sweden has a reputation for advanced and stylish design.
  2. 2(of a course of study) at a high or difficult level There were only three of us on the advanced course. an advanced student of English
  3. 3at a late stage of development the advanced stages of the disease
  4. Idioms
    of advanced years, somebody's advanced age
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    used in polite expressions to describe someone as “very old” He was a man of advanced years. (humorous) Even at my advanced age, I still know how to enjoy myself!
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