excellence noun

ADJ. all-round | academic, artistic, culinary, educational, manufacturing, scientific, sporting, technical

VERB + EXCELLENCE pursue, strive for The school strives for academic excellence. | achieve

PREP. ~ in The Business School has a reputation for excellence in research.

PHRASES a centre of excellence The college aims to be a world centre of excellence in the field of marine biology. | levels/standards of excellence The restaurant's standards of excellence have won it several awards. | the pursuit of excellence her relentless pursuit of sporting excellence