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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·cel·lence /ˈɛks(ə)lən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·cel·lence n.
 1. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.
 Consider first that great
 Or bright infers not excellence.   --Milton.
 2. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.
    With every excellence refined.   --Beattie.
 3. A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency.
 I do greet your excellence
 With letters of commission from the king.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Superiority; preëminence; perfection; worth; goodness; purity; greatness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high
      2: something in which something or some one excels; "the use of
         herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine"