advanced
adjective Date: 1534 1. far on in time or course <
a man advanced in years
>
2. a. being beyond others in progress or ideas <
tastes a bit too advanced for the times
>
b. being beyond the elementary or introductory <
advanced chemistry
>
c. greatly developed beyond an initial stage <
the most advanced scientific methods
>
<
advanced weapons systems
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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