super excellence

excellence

[ek-suh-luhns]
noun
1.
the fact or state of excelling; superiority; eminence: his excellence in mathematics.
2.
an excellent quality or feature: Use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) excellency ( def 1 ).

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

superexcellence, noun


1. preeminence, transcendence, distinction. 2. merit, virtue.


2. inferiority.
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excellence (ˈɛksələns)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of excelling or being exceptionally good; extreme merit; superiority
2.  an action, characteristic, feature, etc, in which a person excels

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excellence
late 14c., from Fr. excellence, from L. excellentia, from excellentem (see excellent).
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