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English definition of “advance”

advance

noun     /ədˈvɑːns/
in advance B1 before a particular time: You need to book your ticket at least 14 days in advance.Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
PROGRESS [C, U] B2 new discoveries and inventions: technological/scientific advances Inventing, designing and innovationCreating and producing
MONEY [C] a payment given to someone before work has been completed, or before the usual timeBorrowing, lending and debt
FORWARD [C] a movement forward, especially by an armyAdvancing and moving forward
(Definition of advance noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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