center of excellence

Definition of center of excellence

:a place of high achievement (in some subject or area)
  • The university is becoming a center of excellence for genetic engineering.

Word by Word Definitions

center play
  1. : the point around which a circle or sphere is described

  2. : the center of the circle inscribed in a regular (see 1regular 2b) polygon

  3. : a point, area, person, or thing that is most important or pivotal in relation to an indicated activity, interest, or condition

  1. : to place or fix at or around a center or central area

  2. : to give a central focus or basis

  3. : to adjust (things, such as lenses) so that the axes coincide

excellence play
  1. : the quality of being excellent

  2. : an excellent or valuable quality : virtue

  3. : excellency


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