1.Definition: (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
"Advanced societies", "An advanced country technologically"
2.Definition: ahead in development; complex or intricate
3.Definition: ahead of the times
"The advanced teaching methods", "Had advanced views on the subject"
4.Definition: at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill
"An advanced degree", "An advanced text in physics", "Special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University"
5.Definition: comparatively late in a course of development
"The illness had reached an advanced stage", "An advanced state of exhaustion"
6.Definition: far along in time
"A man of advanced age", "Advanced in years"
7.Definition: farther along in physical or mental development
"The child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'", "Children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average"
8.Definition: situated ahead or going before
"At that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"