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[ad-vanst, -vahnst] /ædˈvænst, -ˈvɑnst/
adjective
1.
placed ahead or forward:
with one foot advanced.
2.
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.
3.
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.
4.
far along in time:
the advanced age of most senators.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see advance, -ed2
Related forms
well-advanced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for welladvanced

advanced

/ədˈvɑːnst/
adjective
1.
being ahead in development, knowledge, progress, etc: advanced studies
2.
having reached a comparatively late stage: a man of advanced age
3.
ahead of the times: advanced views on religion
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Word Origin and History for welladvanced

advanced

adj.

1530s, "far ahead in the course of actions or ideas," past participle adjective from advance (v.). Of studies, from 1790. Military use is from 1795. In late 19c. used especially in reference to views on women's equality.

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