Definition of advanced adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ədˈvɑːnst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ədˈvænst//
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  1. 1  having 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 See related entries: Language skills
  3. 3at a late stage of development the advanced stages of the disease
  4. Extra examples a highly advanced economy special courses for very advanced students Denmark has a reputation for advanced and stylish design. Even in advanced industrial societies, poverty persists. It is a technologically advanced society. Scientists are working on highly advanced technology to replace fossil fuels. a modern/​an advanced society/​economy/​civilization/​nation modern/​advanced technology/​techniques/​designsIdioms
    of advanced years, somebody’s advanced age
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    used in polite expressions to describe somebody 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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