ahead or far or further along in progress, complexity, knowledge, skill, etc.: an advanced class in Spanish; to take a course in advanced mathematics; Our plans are too advanced to make the change now.
pertaining to or embodying ideas, practices, attitudes, etc., taken as being more enlightened or liberal than the standardized, established, or traditional: advanced theories of child care; the more advanced members of the artistic community.
far along in time: the advanced age of most senators.
Origin: 1425–75;late Middle English; see advance, -ed2
1530s, "far ahead in the course of actions or ideas," pp. adj. from advance (q.v.). Of studies, from 1790. Military use is from 1795. In late 19c. used especially in reference to views on women's equality.