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English definition of “advance”

advance

noun [C/U] (MOVING FORWARD)   /ədˈvæns, æd-/
an act of moving something forward or improving something: [C] Technological advances have changed TV news . [U] The army’s advance was halted . [C] fig. She rejected his unwelcome advances (= attempts to make her interested in him).
(Definition of advance noun (MOVING FORWARD) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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