Advanced vs Excellent - What's the difference?

advanced | excellent |

As adjectives the difference between advanced and excellent

is that advanced is (senseid)at or close to the state of the art while excellent is of the highest quality; splendid.

As a verb advanced

is (advance).

As an adverb excellent is

(obsolete) excellently.




  • (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



  • Of the highest quality; splendid.
  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  • Exceptionally good of its kind.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Catherine Clabby
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Focus on Everything , passage=Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. That’s because the lenses that are excellent at magnifying tiny subjects produce a narrow depth of field. A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that.}}
  • Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
  • *(David Hume) (1711-1776)
  • *:an excellent hypocrite
  • *(Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • *:Their sorrows are most excellent .
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * excellence * excellently * excellentness


    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete) Excellently.
  • *, New York Review Books 2001, p.287:
  • Lucian, in his tract de Mercede conductis , hath excellent well deciphered such men's proceedings in his picture of Opulentia […].


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