1. Highly developed or complex.
2. Being at a higher level than others: an advanced text in physics.
3. Ahead of the times; progressive: advanced teaching methods.
4. Far along in course or time: an advanced stage of illness; a person of advanced age.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.