(1)   (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
"Advanced societies"
"An advanced country technologically"
(2)   Far along in time
"A man of advanced age"
"Advanced in years"
"A ripe old age"
"The ripe age of 90"
(3)   Ahead in development; complex or intricate
"Advanced technology"
"A sophisticated electronic control system"
(4)   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)   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"
(6)   Ahead of the times
"The advanced teaching methods"
"Had advanced views on the subject"
"A forward-looking corporation"
"Is British industry innovative enough?"