ex·​ceed·​ing | \ ik-ˈsē-diŋ How to pronounce exceeding (audio) \

Definition of exceeding

: exceptional in amount, quality, or degree

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Examples of exceeding in a Sentence

accepted the apology with exceeding graciousness
Recent Examples on the Web Students in the ready and exceeding categories are counted as proficient. Trisha Powell Crain, AL.com, "An 'A,' an 'F' or something else: What grade will your local school get on Thursday?," 30 Jan. 2018 Temperatures in parts of the region have hit triple digits, meeting and exceeding daily record highs. Lornet Turnbull, Washington Post, "Pacific Northwest is hazy, hot, and bothered," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of exceeding

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of exceeding was in the 15th century

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“Exceeding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exceeding. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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