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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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advancedad‧vanced /ədˈvɑːnst $ ədˈvænst/ ●●● W3 adjective  1 ADVANCEDvery modern advanced weapon systems advanced technology high levels of unemployment in the advanced industrial societies2 SESstudying or dealing with a school subject at a difficult level advanced learners of English advanced physics3 LATEhaving reached a late point in time or development The disease was too far advanced to be treated.4 advanced age/yearsTHESAURUSadvanced using very modern technology and ideastechnologically advanced nationsTheir equipment isn’t as advanced as ours.sophisticated very advanced, and working in a better but often more complicated way than other thingshighly sophisticated weaponsAs machines become more sophisticated, they become more likely to break down.high-tech /ˌhaɪ ˈtek◂/ using very advanced technology, especially electronic equipment and computershigh-tech industries in Silicon ValleyHigh-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 availableThe 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 timeThe system uses cutting-edge technology to identify and eliminate viruses. cutting-edge medical research
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advancedThe bomb-detection equipment now used in most airports is very advanced.Many of the nations of southeast Asia will one day be as advanced as Japan or South Korea.Social problems such as teen pregnancy, drug abuse, and high divorce rates are often common in the most advanced countries.Perhaps the main problem for these Marxist writers is the aristocracy of labour in the advanced industrial countries.The factory has installed advanced machinery at enormous cost.There were lectures on quite advanced medical care, on intelligence-gathering, signalling and demolitions.What would happen if other advanced nations did the same?Over the same period, research on advanced nuclear reactors will be eliminated and one of the two uranium enrichment plants closed.Most 11-year-olds are not being encouraged to develop advanced reading skills; a small but significant number are illiterate.advanced students of EnglishAll other students take a course in advanced texts from the Hebrew Bible.By this time, Greg's illness was too far advanced to be treated.Modern armies consist of fewer soldiers and more advanced weapons systems.
From Longman Business Dictionaryadvancedad‧vanced /ədˈvɑːnstədˈvænst/ adjective using the most modern ideas, equipment, and methodsThe country increased foreign-currency reserves by selling some of its advanced technology to foreign companies.
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