Meaning of ADVANCED in English
ad ‧ vanced W3 /ədˈvɑːnst $ ədˈvænst/ BrE AmE adjective
1 . very modern:
advanced weapon systems
high levels of unemployment in the advanced industrial societies
2 . studying or dealing with a school subject at a difficult level:
advanced learners of English
3 . having reached a late point in time or development:
The disease was too far advanced to be treated.
4 . advanced age/years used to talk about the age of someone who is old:
Despite his advanced age, he often travelled abroad.
• • •
▪ advanced using very modern technology and ideas:
technologically advanced nations
Their equipment isn’t as advanced as ours.
▪ sophisticated very advanced, and working in a better but often more complicated way than other things:
highly sophisticated weapons
As machines become more sophisticated, they become more likely to break down.
▪ high-tech /ˌhaɪ ˈtek◂/ using very advanced technology, especially electronic equipment and computers:
high-tech industries in Silicon Valley
High-tech listening equipment was used to find survivors in the rubble.
▪ state-of-the-art using the newest and most advanced features, ideas, and materials that are available:
The football club has invested £40 million in state-of-the-art training facilities.
The sound system is state-of-the-art.
▪ cutting-edge cutting-edge technology or research is the most advanced that there is at this time:
The system uses cutting-edge technology to identify and eliminate viruses.
cutting-edge medical research
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012