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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excellence  \Ex"cel*lence\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excellence 
  n  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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