Excellence is defined as the condition of being superior.
An example of excellence is graduating from college with a 4.0.
- the fact or condition of excelling; superiority; surpassing goodness, merit, etc.
- Now Rare something in which a person or thing excels; particular virtue
- [E-] excellency (sense )
Origin of excellenceMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin excellentia from present participle of excellere
- The state, quality, or condition of excelling; superiority.
- Something in which one excels.
- Excellence Excellency.
(usually uncountable, plural excellences)
From Old French excellence, from Latin excellentia