Definition of advanced in English:



  • 1Far on or ahead in development or progress.

    ‘negotiations are at an advanced stage’
    ‘the cancer is hopelessly advanced’
    ‘people of advanced years’
    • ‘You say you have progressed to the advanced stage of bodybuilding.’
    • ‘After that, it is time for the advanced learners to progress to swimming laps around the pool.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The committee are at an advanced stage of purchase of four acres to develop this project.’
    • ‘The poor survival and high mortality rates are due to presentation in advanced stages, recurrence of the primary and development of second primary tumors.’
    • ‘Sources close to the development said the process is currently in advanced stages of talk and is expected to be finalised very soon.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 some months, attention switched to the National Development Plan which was then at an advanced stage of preparation.’
    • ‘The company says talks on its new development at an advanced stage’
    • ‘The only conclusion is that the ring road is not at an advanced stage where land must be kept free of development.’
    • ‘A number of wind projects are at an advanced stage of development while biomass projects are also being progressed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The new Deel Rovers Community Sports Centre is in an advanced stage of its completion.’
    1. 1.1New and not yet generally accepted.
      ‘his advanced views made him unpopular’
      • ‘Sol Stein, the late editor, publisher and best-selling writer believed that ‘first person’ was an advanced point of view.’
      • ‘And don't forget their advanced views on women in the workplace.’
      • ‘Despite his new-found conservatism, Coleridge retained some surprisingly advanced views on social and economic matters.’