excellence

[ ek-suh-luhns ]
/ ˈɛk sə ləns /

noun

the fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence: his excellence in mathematics.
an excellent quality or feature: Use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine.
(usually initial capital letter) excellency (def. 1).

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Origin of excellence

1350–1400; Middle English <Middle French <Latin excellentia.See excel, -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM excellence

su·per·ex·cel·lence, noun
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excellence
/ (ˈɛksələns) /

noun

the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good; extreme merit; superiority
an action, characteristic, feature, etc, in which a person excels
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