Meaning of ADVANCED in English


ad ‧ vanced W3 /ədˈvɑːnst $ ədˈvænst/ BrE AmE adjective

1 . very modern:

advanced weapon systems

advanced technology

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

advanced physics

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.

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▪ 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.