Novice vs Advanced - What's the difference?

novice | advanced |


As a noun novice

is a beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject.

As a verb advanced is

(advance).

As an adjective advanced is

(senseid)at or close to the state of the art.

novice

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject.
  • I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers wouldn't make.
  • (senseid)(religion) A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation.
  • * 1983 , (Lawrence Durrell), Sebastian , Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), page 1137:
  • Nor had it been difficult to find a Coptic priest who, together with his youthful novice , chanted the seemingly interminable Egyptian service of the dead [...].

    Synonyms

    * (person new to an activity) amateur, greenhorn, learner, neophyte, newbie, newling * See also

    advanced

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (advance)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (senseid)At or close to the state of the art.
  • Enhanced.
  • Having moved forward in time or space (e.g. advanced ignition timing).
  • * Hawthorne
  • a gentleman advanced in years, with a hard experience written in his wrinkles
  • In a late stage of development; greatly developed beyond an initial stage.
  • (phonetics) Pronounced farther to the front of the vocal tract.
  • Synonyms

    * progressive, professional, sophisticated

    Derived terms

    * advanced degree * advanced green

    See also

    * cutting edge * groundbreaking