AskDefine | Define excellence

Dictionary Definition



1 the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
2 something in which something or some one excels; "the use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"

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  • IPA: /'ɛksələns/


  1. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.
  2. Something in which one excels.
  3. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.


Extensive Definition

Excellence is the state or quality of excelling. Excellence is considered to be a value by many organizations, in particular by schools and other institutions of educationref USDE, and a goal to be pursued.


  1. note USDE
  2. note Keathley
  3. note Kamali
excellence in German: Exzellenz (Eigenschaft)
excellence in Portuguese: Excelência

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