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[ad-vuh n-tey-juh s] /ˌæd vənˈteɪ dʒəs/
providing an advantage; furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial:
an advantageous position; an advantageous treaty.
Origin of advantageous
1590-1600; advantage + -ous; compare French avantageux, Italian avantaggioso
Related forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
nonadvantageous, adjective
nonadvantageously, adverb
nonadvantageousness, noun
quasi-advantageous, adjective
quasi-advantageously, adverb
unadvantageous, adjective
unadvantageously, adverb
unadvantageousness, noun Unabridged
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  • Most cooperatives find it advantageous to carry a mortgage because of the tax benefits it provides for shareholders.
  • It was simply not a financially advantageous decision.
  • In this case, an advantageous gene transfer might be preserved.
  • But some mutations are advantageous rather than adverse.
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  • No argument is needed to show that the railroads offer opportunities for advantageous use of a practical wireless system.
  • At that point it might have been advantageous to purchase a new car.
  • Another thing is that sheer brain power is not all that advantageous in evolution.
  • We have the possibility of a renovation coming soon and it would be advantageous to green the library in the process.
  • Both parties' candidates were expected to raise such huge sums that they would find it advantageous to forgo the subsidy.
British Dictionary definitions for advantageous


producing advantage
Derived Forms
advantageously, adverb
advantageousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for advantageous

1590s, formed in English from advantage, or else from French avantageux (15c.), from avantage (see advantage). Related: Advantageously; advantageousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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