center of excellence

noun phrase

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.

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“Center of excellence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/center%20of%20excellence. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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