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English definition of “advance”

advance

noun (MOVEMENT)    /ədˈvɑːns/ US  /-ˈvæns/
B2 [C or U] the forward movement of something, or an improvement or development in something: Nothing could stop the advance of the floodwaters. Recent advances in medical science mean that this illness can now be cured .Advancing and moving forward
(Definition of advance noun (MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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