Learner's definition of ADVANCED
[more advanced; most advanced]
1 : beyond the basic level
She's taking an advanced course in English. = She's taking a course in advanced English.
The school has courses for elementary, intermediate, and advanced students.
The book explains both basic and advanced techniques.
The job requires someone with an advanced degree. [=a degree (such as a master's degree or a PhD) that is higher than a bachelor's degree]
2 : far along in a course of progress or development: such asa : having developed more than others b : having or using new and modern methods c : having reached a bad state or condition
d : far along in a process of aging
The house was in an advanced state of disrepair. [=the house was in very poor condition]
The disease is in an advanced stage.
an advanced form of cancer
She began painting at an advanced age. [=she began painting when she was old]
He is rather advanced in age/years. [=rather old]
a man/woman of advanced age/years [=an old man/woman]