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What Is Excellence? Definition And Usage Of This Term

WHAT IS EXCELLENCE – In this topic, we will first know the definition of this term and how is this term used in sentences.

WHAT IS EXCELLENCE

Definition

The Oxford Dictionary described this term as the following:

  • the quality of being outstanding or extremely good
  • an outstanding feature or quality.

On the other hand, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines this term as the following:

  • he quality of being excellent
  • an excellent or valuable quality

Synonyms and Antonyms

Here are the following synonyms and antonyms of this term:

  • Synonyms
    • distinction
    • quality
    • high quality
    • superiority
    • brilliance
    • choiceness
    • distinction
    • excellency
    • first-rateness
    • greatness
  • Antonyms
    • inferiority
    • mediocrity
    • subordination
    • subservience
    • subjection

Etymology

It is a late Middle English term which is derived from the Latin excellentia, which is from the verb excellere or ‘surpass’ in English.

  • Babylonian art, however, had already attained a high degree of excellence; two seal cylinders of the time of Sargon are among the most beautiful specimens of the gem-cutter’s art ever discovered.
  • Charpentier in his Excellence de la langue francaise (1683) had anticipated Perrault in the famous academical dispute concerning the relative merit of the ancients and moderns.
  • Since Bel signifies the “lord” or “master” par excellence, it is, therefore, a title rather than a genuine name, and must have been given to a deity who had acquired a position at the head of a pantheon.
  • Paz Soldan and other Peruvian geographers give the name of Andes, par excellence, to the Eastern Cordillera.

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