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- simple past tense and past participle of advance
- At or close to the state of the art.
- Having moved forward in time or space (e.g. advanced ignition timing).
- In a late stage of development; greatly developed beyond an initial stage.
- (phonetics) Pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract.
Derived terms 
at or close to state of the art