What does Excellence mean?
Definitions for Excellence
ˈɛk sə lənsex·cel·lence
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Excellence.
the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
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"
The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.
Something in which one excels.
An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.
A title of honor or respect; more common in the form Excellency.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: excellence, French; excellentia, Latin.
Is it not wonderful, that base desires should so extinguish in men the sense of their own excellency, as to make them willing that their souls should be like to the souls of beasts, mortal and corruptible with their bodies? Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 2.
I know not why a fiend may not deceive a creature of more excellency than himself, but yet a creature. John Dryden, Juv. Dedic.
I have, amongst men of parts and business, seldom heard any one commended for having an excellency in musick. John Locke.
The criticisms have been made rather to discover beauties and excellencies than their faults and imperfections. Joseph Addison, Spect.
She loves him with that excellence,
That angels love good men with. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
They humbly sue unto your excellence,
To have a goodly peace concluded of. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
the quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue
an excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue
a title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency
Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance.
Song lyrics by excellence -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by excellence on the Lyrics.com website.
The numerical value of Excellence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Excellence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Excellence in a Sentence
The ancient world was not a place for modern gender equity. But the Stoic philosophers, in their discourses on political and moral life, held that virtue, or ethical excellence, had no gender. Zeno of Citium envisaged an ideal community of sages that included women. The view follows from the Stoic doctrine that all humans are endowed with reason.
Where you see valid achievements or virtue being attacked, it's by someone viewing them as a mirror of their own inadequacy instead of an inspiring beacon for excellence.
For the past 14 years, Postal Service has had limited pricing authority to respond to changing market realities, as part of our 10-year plan to achieve financial sustainability and service excellence, the Postal Service and the Board of Governors are committed to judiciously implementing a rational pricing approach that helps enable us to remain viable and competitive and offer reliable postal services that are among the most affordable in the world.
We believe that competition is healthy and produces excellence.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
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Translations for Excellence
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- excel·lènciaCatalan, Valencian
- barr feabhaisIrish
- excellentiae, excellenceLatin
- превосходство, извонредностMacedonian
- świetność, doskonałościPolish
- xuất sắcVietnamese
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