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Excellence

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Excellence \Ex"cel*lence\, noun [F. excellence, L. excellentia.]

1. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.

Consider first that great Or bright infers not excellence. --Milton.

2. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.

With every excellence refined. --Beattie.

3. A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form {excellency}.

I do greet your excellence With letters of commission from the king. --Shak.

Syn: Superiority; pre["e]minence; perfection; worth; goodness; purity; greatness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

excellence

noun

1: the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

2: an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels; "a center of manufacturing excellence"; "the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine" [syn: {excellence}, {excellency}]


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