What is excellence?

  • (noun): The quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Excellence

Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance.

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Excellence - Practice Makes Perfect
... Achievement of excellence in such fields commonly requires approximately 10 years of dedication, comprising about 10,000 hours of effort ...

More definitions of "excellence":

  • (noun): Something in which something or some one excels.
    Example: "The use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"

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