center of excellence

Definition of center of excellence

  1. :  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

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

    :  a point that is related to a geometrical figure in such a way that for any point on the figure there is another point on the figure such that a straight line joining the two points is bisected by the original point —called also center of symmetry

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

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

    :  to give a central focus or basis

    :  to adjust (as lenses) so that the axes (see axis 1a) coincide

  1. :  the quality of being excellent

    :  an excellent or valuable quality :  virtue

    :  excellency

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