Pronunciation: (ad-vanst', -vänst'), [key]
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.
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