[adj] (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry; "advanced societies"; "an advanced country technologically"
[adj] far along in time; "a man of advanced age"; "advanced in years"; "a ripe old age"; "the ripe age of 90"
[adj] ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"
[adj] 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"
[adj] 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"
[adj] ahead of the times; "the advanced teaching methods"; "had advanced views on the subject"; "a forward-looking corporation"; "is British industry innovative enough?"
civilised, civilized, forward-looking, high, high-tech, hi-tech, innovative, late, modern, precocious, progressive, ripe, sophisticated