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advance [ əd'va:ns] vi.前进;提高 n.进展

advanced [ əd'va:nst] a.先进的;高级的

be on the advance (物价)在上涨中

in advance 在前面;预先

in advance of 在…的前面;超过

make advances 取得进步;接近;预付

in advance 提前,预先

in advance
提前,预先

advance [əd'va:ns] v.推进,促进,前进

advance [əd'va:ns] v.进展

advanced [əd'va:nst] 高级的

创建卫生城市 build a nationally advanced clean city

吹风会 (advanced) briefing

三个代表 three represents theory (The Party should always represent the development needs of China's advanced social productive forces, always represent the onward direction of China's advanced culture, and always represent the fundamental interests of the largest member of the Chinese people.)

与时俱进 advance with times

涨落线 advance balance line

AAC Advanced Audio Coding 高级音频编码

Advanced Communication Service 高级通信业务

ATSC Advanced Television Systems Committee (美国)高级电视制式委员会

Advancing color 进出色

Standard for Fire Protection for Advanced Light Water Reactor Electric Generating Plants
新型轻水反应堆发电厂防火标准

advanced worker 先进工作者

commissions received in advance 预收佣金

advance n.预发消息;预写消息

Advanced Placement or Advanced Standing(免修):根据学生以前的学习或经历(往往是学
生在特设考试中的成绩),允许学生免修某些获得大学本科学位(undergraduate degree)一
般必须的课程。

Advance Registration(提前选课):提前一个学期选修某些课程。

Bookable in advance at the box office only with ID
凭身份证可在售票处提前预定。

Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment 提前预定,避免错过。

All tours require advance booking. 旅游需要提前定票。

与时俱进 advance with times

进修班 class for advanced studies

Advanced Placement or Advanced Standing(免修):根据学生以前的学习或经历(往往是学生在特设考试中的成绩),允许学生免修某些获得大学本科学位(undergraduate degree)一般必须的课程。

Advance Registration(提前选课):提前一个学期选修某些课程。

in advance 预先,事先

advanced worker 先进工作者

提前装运通知 advanced shipment notification (ASN)

预付货; 先付 payment in advance; prepayment

advance of leave
预支假期

advance of salary
预支薪金

advance of vacation leave
预支例假

Advance Purchase of Excursion Tickets [APEX]
预购限期特价旅游机票

Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management in the Public Sector
公营机构人力资源管理高级证书

Advanced I Examination [Civil Service Examinations Unit]
一级深造考试〔公务员考试组〕

advanced leave
预支假期

APEX [Advance Purchase of Excursion Tickets]
预购限期特价旅游机票

Advance Return of Donations 接受捐赠预先申报书

Advance Return of Donations by a Geographical Constituency List of Candidates 地方选区候选人名单接受捐赠预先申报书

In the last decades, advances in medical technology have made it possible for people to live longer than in the past.
在过去的几十年,先进的医疗技术已经使得人们比过去活的时间更长成为可能。

Advanced composite material 先进复合材料,高级复合材料

Advanced development vehicle 试制车,预研样车

高等数学 Advanced Mathematics

Introduce foreign capital, advanced technology and 引进外国的资金,先进技术和

Advance 预付

advance account 预付帐户

advance charge 预付费用

advance payment 预先付款

advance received 暂收款

payment in advance 预付

technological advance 技术进步

进气提前角
intake advance angle

供油提前角
fuel supply advance angle

喷油提前器
timing advance unit

排气提前角
exhaust advance angle

减速点火提前控制装置
deceleration spark advance control

Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them.
不追逐女人的男人容易成为追逐他们的女人的牺牲品。

The company required its clients to pay their bills in advance.
这家公司要求顾客预先支付费用。

The treatment of mental diseases has made great advances.
对于精神病的治疗已经取得了巨大进展。

If you want to see the doctor, you'd better make an appointment with him in advance.
如果你想见医生,最好事先跟他预约好。

Human reactions to body language are not always known in advance, but sometimes they are.
人对于形体语言的反映不总是可以预见的,但有时是可以预见的。

Teachers of advanced reading should develop a conscious awareness of the syntax of written English.
教高级阅读的教师应该特别注意书面英语的句法。

The factory has installed advanced machines at enormous expense.
该厂斥巨资装备了先进机器。

High levels of unemployment are a characteristic of many advanced capitalist countries.
高失业率是许多发达资本主义国家的特征。

He read widely among the most advanced thinkers of his age.
他广泛阅读了他那个时代最进步的思想家们的作品。

Despite his advanced age, he is learning to drive.
尽管年事已高,他正在学习开车。

Because of the popularity of the region, it is advisable to book hotels in advance.
该地区很有名气,因此明智的做法是预先订好旅馆。

You have to apply for a passport in advance.
你必须提前申请护照。

With respect to their reasons for immigrating, Grassy does not deny their frequently noted fact that some of the immigrants of the 1630’s, most notably the organizers and clergy, advanced religious explanations for departure, but he finds that such explanations usually assumed primacy only in retrospect.
对于他们移民原因的细节,Grassy并不否认他们经常提出的事实-17世纪30年代的一些移民主要由组织家和牧师组成,提出了要离开的宗教解释,但他发现只是以回顾的方式推定的基本情况。

Alternatively, a student may use elective time to prepare for advanced study in some professional field, such as medicine or law, for graduate study in some area in which M. I. T. gives no undergraduate degree, such as meteorology or psychology, or for advanced study in an interdisciplinary field, such as astrophysics, communication science, or energy.
可选性地,学生可以用选择性的时间来准备某些专业领域的高级课程,比如说医学或者法律,或者M.I.T.不授予本科学位的某些专业课程,比如说气象学和心理学,或者跨学科的领域,比如说天体物理学,交流学或者能源学。

The date of the meeting has been advanced from Friday to Monday.
会议日期已经从星期五提前到星期一。

There have been great advances in medicine in the last ten years.
在过去十年里,医学取得了巨大的进步。

It is a popular show, so advance booking is essential.
这是个很受欢迎的演出,所以一定要提前订票。

This agreement opens the door to advances in every field.
这项协议开启了各个领域进步之门。

He who does not advance falls backward.
不进则退。

Knowledge advances by steps not by leaps.
知识的获得是循序渐进而不是突飞猛进的。

Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it when young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
学识可使老年时舒适地退隐和有所寄托;但如果年青时不使它扎下根,老年就得不到它的庇护。

payment in advance 预付(货款)

With close friends in their lives ,people develop courage and positive attitudes.Teenagers have the moral support to assert their individuality;the elderly approach their advanced years with optimism and an interest in life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson. American thinker
生活中有挚友,人们就能鼓起勇气,变得积极。年经人就有精神支柱来表现自己的个性;中老年人则会怀着乐观主义和生活情趣步入晚年。
美国思想家爱默生R.W.

Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in an advanced age; and if we do not plant it when young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
Chesterfield British diploat and writer  
知识使我们老年时能舒适地隐退,并有所寄托;但是如果年轻时不接受知识并且使它扎不下根,年老时我们就不能受益。
英国外交家、作家切斯特菲尔德

To make good use of life.one should have in youth the experience of advanced years ,and in old age the vigor of youth.
Stanislars I, Polish king
青年而有老年之经验,老年而有青年之朝气,就能使人生发挥更大的作用。
波兰国王斯坦尼劳斯一世

advanced a. 高等的,在前的,年老的,先进的

Please do your best to advance shipment.
请尽最大努力提前装船。

Could you do something to advance your shipment?
你们能不能设法提前交货?

进步 progress; advancement; develop; fare; forwardness; improvement; telesis; advance

安民告示 [ān mín gào shì] /a notice to reassure the public/advance notice (of an agenda)/

步步为营 [bù bù wéi yíng] /advance gradually and entrench oneself at every step/consolidate at every step/

朝着 [cháo zhe ] /facing/advancing (towards)/

促进 [cù jìn] /to promote (an idea or cause)/to advance/boost/

高级 [gāo jí] /high level/high grade/advanced/high-ranking/

高级研究 [gāo jí yán jiū] /advanced research/

尖端 [jiān duān] /(adj) most advanced and sophisticated/(adj) highest peak; the best/

进 [jìn] /advance/enter/to come in/

进阶 [jìn jiē] /advanced/

进军 [jìn jūn] /match/advance/

进行 [jìn xíng] /to advance/to conduct/underway/in progress/to do/to carry out/to carry on/to conduct/to execute/

进修 [jìn xiū] /advanced studies/additional studies/

前赴后继 [qián fù hòu jì] /(saying) advance in waves of people/

前进 [qián jìn] /to go forward/to forge ahead/to advance/onward/

上游 [shàng yóu] /upper reaches/advanced position/

深造 [shēn zào] /advanced (studies)/

事先 [shì xiān] /in advance/before(hand)/prior/

提前 [tí qián] /to shift to an earlier date/to bring forward/to advance/

突飞猛进 [tū fēi měng jìn] /advance by leaps and bounds/

先 [xiān] /early/prior/former/in advance/first/

先进 [xiān jìn] /advanced (technology)/to advance/

先进水平 [xiān jìn shuǐ píng] /advanced level/

先进武器 [xiān jìn wǔ qì] /advanced weapon/

先行 [xiān xíng] /(v) go in advance o others/

预 [yù] /to advance/in advance/beforehand/to prepare/

预定 [yù dìng] /schedule in advance/

预付 [yù fù] /pay in advance/

预告 [yù gào] /advance notice/herald/

陟 [zhì] /advance/ascend/

Scientists need to respond forcefully to animal rights advocates, whose arguments are confusing the public and thereby threatening advances in health knowledge and care.
科学家应该对动物权利鼓吹者做出强有力的回应,因为他们的言论混淆了公众的视听,从而威胁到卫生知识和卫生服务的进步。

Such advances offer the aging population a quality of life that was unimaginable when I entered medicine 50 years ago.
这些进步给老年人口带来的高质量生活在50年前我刚从事医学时是不可想像的。

The most advanced computer systems on Earth can't approach that kind of ability, and neuroscientists still don't know quite how we do it.
地球上最先进的计算机系统也不能仿效这种能力,并且神经学科学家仍然不知道我们是怎样做到这一点的。

In the United States, multitudes of premiums for new devices were awarded at country fairs and at the industrial fairs in major cities.
在美国,大量奖励新发明的奖品在乡村集市和大城市的工业博览会上颁发。
Americans flocked to these fairs to admire the new machines and thus to renew their faith in the beneficence of technological advance.
美国人纷纷涌向这些集市和博览会去欣赏新机械,因而更加坚信技术进步会造福人类。

{adj: ad-lib, spontaneous, unwritten} said or done without having been planned or written in advance
"he made a few ad-lib remarks"

{adj: advance, advanced, in advance} situated ahead or going before
"an advance party"
"at that time the most advanced outpost was still east of the Rockies"

{adj: advance, beforehand} being ahead of time or need
"gave advance warning"
"was beforehand with her report"

{adj: advanced, forward-looking, innovative, modern} ahead of the times
"the advanced teaching methods"
"had advanced views on the subject"
"a forward-looking corporation"
"is British industry innovative enough?"

{adj: advanced, ripe} far along in time
"a man of advanced age"
"advanced in years"
"a ripe old age"
"the ripe age of 90"

{adj: advanced, sophisticated} ahead in development; complex or intricate
"advanced technology"
"a sophisticated electronic control system"

{adj: advanced} (of societies) highly developed especially in technology or industry
"advanced societies"
"an advanced country technologically"

{adj: advanced} 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: advanced} comparatively late in a course of development
"the illness had reached an advanced stage"
"an advanced state of exhaustion"

{adj: advanced} 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: advancing, forward, forward-moving} moving forward

{adj: advancing} moving ahead or toward the front
"advancing armies"
<-> retreating

{adj: aforethought, planned, plotted} planned in advance
"with malice aforethought"

{adj: aged, elderly, older, senior} advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
"aged members of the society"
"elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"
"senior citizen"

{adj: aged} at an advanced stage of erosion (pronounced as one syllable)
"aged rocks"

{adj: anomalous} deviating from the general or common order or type
"advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe"

{adj: arranged} planned in advance
"an arranged marriage"

{adj: big, enceinte, expectant, gravid, great, large, heavy, with child} in an advanced stage of pregnancy
"was big with child"
"was great with child"

{adj: bookable} subject to being reserved or booked
"all seats bookable in advance"

{adj: booked, engaged, set-aside} reserved in advance

{adj: calculated, deliberate, measured} carefully thought out in advance
"a calculated insult"
"with measured irony"

{adj: clannish, cliquish, clubby, snobbish, snobby} befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior

{adj: cold, frigid} sexually unresponsive
"was cold to his advances"
"a frigid woman"

{adj: designing, scheming} concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
"a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill
"a scheming wife"
"a scheming gold digger"

{adj: encouraging} giving courage or confidence or hope
"encouraging advances in medical research"
<-> discouraging

{adj: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus} more than is needed, desired, or required
"trying to lose excess weight"
"found some extra change lying on the dresser"
"yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"
"skills made redundant by technological advance"
"sleeping in the spare room"
"supernumerary ornamentation"
"it was supererogatory of her to gloat"
"delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"
"extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"
"surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

{adj: frontal} of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air
"frontal rainfall"

{adj: high-tech, hi-tech} resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices
<-> low-tech

{adj: higher} advanced in complexity or elaboration
"higher finance"
"higher mathematics"

{adj: indeterminate, undetermined} not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance
"of indeterminate age"
"a zillion is a large indeterminate number"
"an indeterminate point of law"
"the influence of environment is indeterminate"
"an indeterminate future"
<-> determinate

{adj: late} being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
"late evening"
"late 18th century"
"a late movie"
"took a late flight"
"had a late breakfast"
<-> early, middle

{adj: leading} going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
"we rode in the leading car"
"the leading edge of technology"
<-> following

{adj: noteworthy, notable} worthy of notice
"a noteworthy advance in cancer research"

{adj: paid-up} paid in advance
"paid-up insurance"
"paid-up members"

{adj: passing, pass} of advancing the ball by throwing it
"a team with a good passing attack"
"a pass play"
<-> running

{adj: postpaid, prepaid} used especially of mail; paid in advance

{adj: precautionary, precautional} taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
"gave precautionary advice"
"I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"

{adj: precooled} cooled in advance

{adj: preset, predetermined} set in advance
"a preset plan of action"
"at a predetermined time"

{adj: progressive} advancing in severity
"progressive paralysis"

{adj: progressive} gradually advancing in extent

{adj: putrid} in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
"horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham

{adj: ready-to-eat} food products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold

{adj: regressive} opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state
<-> progressive

{adj: retreating} moving back or away
<-> advancing

{adj: rising} advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status
"a rising trend"
"a rising market"
<-> falling

{adj: running} of advancing the ball by running
"the team's running plays worked better than its pass plays"
<-> passing

{adj: sold-out} sold completely in advance
"had a sold-out house for both performances"

{adj: stick-on} of something (a paper label or postage stamp) gummed in advance
"stick-on labels"

{adj: unbooked} not reserved in advance

{adj: unpredictable} unknown in advance
"an unpredictable (or indeterminable) future"

{adj: unpremeditated} not prepared or planned in advance
"asked an unpremeditated question"

{adj: unresponsive} aloof or indifferent
"was unresponsive to her passionate advances"

{adv: ad lib, ad libitum, spontaneously, impromptu} without advance preparation
"he spoke ad lib"

{adv: afield} in or into a field (especially a field of battle)
"the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance"
"unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens"

{adv: ahead, in advance, beforehand} ahead of time; in anticipation
"when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"
"We like to plan ahead"
"should have made reservations beforehand"

{adv: ahead} to a different or a more advanced time (meaning advanced either toward the present or toward the future)
"moved the appointment ahead from Tuesday to Monday"
"pushed the deadline ahead from Tuesday to Wednesday"

{adv: ahead} to a more advanced or advantageous position
"a young man sure to get ahead"
"pushing talented students ahead"

{adv: along} to a more advanced state
"the work is moving along"
"well along in their research"
"hurrying their education along"
"getting along in years"

{adv: by chance, accidentally, circumstantially, unexpectedly} without advance planning
"they met accidentally"
<-> deliberately

{adv: deep, late} to an advanced time
"deep into the night"
"talked late into the evening"

{adv: far} to an advanced stage or point
"a young man who will go very far"

{adv: further, farther} to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further' is used more often than `farther' in this abstract sense)
"further complicated by uncertainty about the future"
"let's not discuss it further"
"nothing could be further from the truth"
"they are further along in their research than we expected"
"the application of the law was extended farther"
"he is going no farther in his studies"

{adv: furthest, farthest} to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this abstract sense)
"went the furthest of all the children in her education"
"furthest removed from reality"
"she goes farthest in helping us"

{adv: increasingly, progressively, more and more} advancing in amount or intensity
"she became increasingly depressed"

{adv: late} at an advanced age or stage
"she married late"
"undertook the project late in her career"

{adv: offside} illegally in advance of the ball or puck

{adv: stealthily} in a stealthy manner
"stealthily they advanced upstream"

{adv: virulently} in a virulent manner
"an old woman advanced a few paces to shake her fist virulently in my face"

{n: A level} the advanced level of a subject taken in school (usually two years after O level)

{n: Advanced Research and Development Activity, ARDA} an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology

{n: American football, American football game} a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays

{n: Cordaitales, order Cordaitales} extinct plants having tall arborescent trunks comparable to or more advanced than cycads; known from the Pennsylvanian period; probably extinct since the Mesozoic era

{n: Dawes, William Dawes} American patriot who rode with Paul Revere to warn that the British were advancing on Lexington and Concord (1745-1799)

{n: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA} the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11

{n: Dicotyledones, class Dicotyledones, Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledonae, Magnoliopsida, class Magnoliopsida} comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae

{n: Dilleniidae, subclass Dilleniidae} a group of families of more or less advanced trees and shrubs and herbs having either polypetalous or gamopetalous corollas and often with ovules attached to the walls of the ovary; contains 69 families including Ericaceae and Cruciferae and Malvaceae; sometimes classified as a superorder

{n: Esaki, Leo Esaki} physicist honored for advances in solid state electronics (born in Japan in 1925)

{n: Home Loan Bank} one of 11 regional banks that monitor and make short-term credit advances to thrift institutions in their region

{n: Homo habilis} extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics

{n: Maniraptora, suborder Maniraptora} advanced theropods including oviraptorids and dromaeosaurs and possibly even modern birds

{n: Master of Architecture, MArch} a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture

{n: Master of Laws, LLM} an advanced law degree

{n: Monopoly} a board game in which players try to gain a monopoly on real estate as pieces advance around the board according to the throw of a die

{n: Pynchon, Thomas Pynchon} United States writer of pessimistic novels about life in a technologically advanced society (born in 1937)

{n: Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe} United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896)

{n: TV dinner} a meal that is prepared in advance and frozen; can be heated and served

{n: Yalu River} a battle in the Korean War (November 1950); when UN troops advanced north to the Yalu River 200,000 Chinese troops crossed the river and drove them back

{n: advance death benefit} a percentage of death benefits paid directly to policy holders having a short life expectancy (usually 6 months)

{n: advance, cash advance} an amount paid before it is earned

{n: advance, rise} increase in price or value
"the news caused a general advance on the stock market"

{n: advancer} someone who advances

{n: annuity in advance} an annuity paid in a series of more or less equal payments at the beginning of equally spaced periods
"rent payable in advance constitutes an annuity in advance for the landlord"

{n: argument, argumentation, debate} a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
"the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

{n: asterid dicot family} family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs

{n: asterid dicot genus} genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs

{n: automation, mechanization, mechanisation} the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
"automation replaces human workers by machines"

{n: ball carrier} (football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play

{n: barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling} the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
"they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"
"the shelling went on for hours without pausing"

{n: barricade} a barrier (usually thrown up hastily so as to impede the advance of an enemy)
"they stormed the barricade"

{n: base on balls, walk, pass} (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
"he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

{n: beldam, beldame} a woman of advanced age

{n: bye, pass} you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
"he had a bye in the first round"

{n: campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort} a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"he supported populist campaigns"
"they worked in the cause of world peace"
"the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
"the movement to end slavery"
"contributed to the war effort"

{n: careerism} the practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity

{n: carvedilol} beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced

{n: civilization, civilisation} a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
"the people slowly progressed from barbarism to civilization"

{n: cold front, polar front} the front of an advancing mass of colder air

{n: community of scholars} the body of individuals holding advanced academic degrees

{n: counterattack, countermove} an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

{n: court} a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played
"players had to reserve a court in advance"

{n: crawl} a very slow movement
"the traffic advanced at a crawl"

{n: crown fire} a forest fire that advances with great speed jumping from crown to crown ahead of the ground fire

{n: cultural movement} a group of people working together to advance certain cultural goals

{n: date, appointment, engagement} a meeting arranged in advance
"she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date"

{n: decay} an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
"the corpse was in an advanced state of decay"
"the house had fallen into a serious state of decay and disrepair"

{n: developing country} a country that is poor and whose citizens are mostly agricultural workers but that wants to become more advanced socially and economically

{n: development, evolution} a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)
"the development of his ideas took many years"
"the evolution of Greek civilization"
"the slow development of her skill as a writer"
<-> devolution

{n: dilleniid dicot family} family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs

{n: dilleniid dicot genus} genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs

{n: discount rate, discount, bank discount} interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

{n: dissertation, thesis} a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

{n: down} (American football) a complete play to advance the football
"you have four downs to gain ten yards"

{n: dribbler} a basketball player who is dribbling the ball to advance it

{n: end run, sweep} (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

{n: fatalism} a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them

{n: fellowship} money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

{n: fielder's choice} a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter

{n: film advance} a mechanism for advancing film in a camera or projector

{n: firebase} an artillery base to support advancing troops

{n: firing line} the most advanced and responsible group in an activity
"the firing line is where the action is"

{n: force out, force-out, force play, force} a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
"the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

{n: forwardness} an advanced stage
"the forwardness of the harvest this year"
"the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter"

{n: foundation, grounding} education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
"he lacks the foundation necessary for advanced study"
"a good grounding in mathematics"

{n: genus Deinonychus} advanced bipedal carnivorous dinosaur

{n: genus Utahraptor} advanced bipedal carnivorous dinosaur

{n: genus Velociraptor} advanced carnivorous theropod

{n: glass ceiling} a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions

{n: goal} game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

{n: going, sledding} advancing toward a goal
"persuading him was easy going"
"the proposal faces tough sledding"

{n: grubstake} funds advanced to a prospector or to someone starting a business in return for a share of the profits

{n: gumma} a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis

{n: head} the front of a military formation or procession
"the head of the column advanced boldly"
"they were at the head of the attack"
<-> rear

{n: heat} a preliminary race in which the winner advances to a more important race

{n: high technology, high tech} highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)

{n: impromptu} a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation

{n: improvement, betterment, advance} a change for the better; progress in development

{n: intern, interne, houseman, medical intern} an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

{n: intrusiveness, meddlesomeness, officiousness} aggressiveness as evidenced by intruding; by advancing yourself or your ideas without invitation


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