Excel meaning

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To do or be better than; surpass.
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To be better or greater than, or superior to (another or others)
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To show superiority; surpass others.

Excels at tennis.

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A full-featured spreadsheet for Windows and the Macintosh from Microsoft. It can link many spreadsheets for consolidation and provides a wide variety of business graphics and charts for creating presentation materials. Since its launch in the mid-1980s, Excel has captured some 90% of the spreadsheet market, enduring well past VisiCalc and Lotus 123. For a tutorial on the essentials of Excel, see XL abc's.
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To excel is defined as to be very good at something.

An example of excel is to be good enough at a sport to be an Olympic athlete.

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To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.

I excelled everyone else with my exam results.

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(intransitive) To be much better than others.
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(rare) To exceed, to go beyond.
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(trademark) A spreadsheet application software program written and distributed by Microsoft.
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Origin of excel

  • Middle English excellen from Latin excellere kel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

    From Wiktionary