world-class

adjective
\ˈwərl(d)-ˈklas \

Definition of world-class 

: being of the highest caliber in the world a world-class athlete

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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world-class

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of world-class

: among the best in the world

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