Definition of advanced in English:



  • 1Far on or ahead in development or progress.

    ‘negotiations are at an advanced stage’
    • ‘The committee are at an advanced stage of purchase of four acres to develop this project.’
    • ‘After some months, attention switched to the National Development Plan which was then at an advanced stage of preparation.’
    • ‘With the construction of the biggest mall in Soweto already at an advanced stage, developers have revealed the mall's branding and corporate identity.’
    • ‘After that, it is time for the advanced learners to progress to swimming laps around the pool.’
    • ‘A number of new varieties are at an advanced stage of development and are expected to be launched over the coming years.’
    • ‘The move to Vincent Park was at an advanced stage and we went ahead, hoping that the licence would be a formality.’
    • ‘Many are already on the starting blocks, either in an advanced stage of research and development, or with their first commercial power stations already under construction.’
    • ‘Westerhof, who will manage the development said plans are at an advanced stage.’
    • ‘Harry Kehoe, said a number of new varieties, for the seed export trade and the home market, are now at an advanced stage of development at Oak Park.’
    • ‘Sources close to the development said the process is currently in advanced stages of talk and is expected to be finalised very soon.’
    • ‘The new Deel Rovers Community Sports Centre is in an advanced stage of its completion.’
    • ‘The only conclusion is that the ring road is not at an advanced stage where land must be kept free of development.’
    • ‘The company says talks on its new development at an advanced stage’
    • ‘A number of wind projects are at an advanced stage of development while biomass projects are also being progressed.’
    • ‘Our society has reached its advanced stage of civilisation by developing within a framework of rules, regulations and standards, manifested most obviously in the rule of law.’
    • ‘The hospice has provided care to patients with advanced and progressive life threatening diseases along with support for their relatives and carers since the early 1980s.’
    • ‘You say you have progressed to the advanced stage of bodybuilding.’
    • ‘The poor survival and high mortality rates are due to presentation in advanced stages, recurrence of the primary and development of second primary tumors.’
    • ‘Neither the doctor nor the family can be blamed because the management of patients with an advanced stage of a disease is not yet developed in our country.’
    • ‘A specialised machine that uses the latest in optical and high speed sensor technology to search for skeleton weed is in the advanced stages of development.’
    1. 1.1 New and not yet generally accepted.
      ‘his advanced views made him unpopular’
      • ‘And don't forget their advanced views on women in the workplace.’
      • ‘Sol Stein, the late editor, publisher and best-selling writer believed that ‘first person’ was an advanced point of view.’
      • ‘Despite his new-found conservatism, Coleridge retained some surprisingly advanced views on social and economic matters.’