Definition of pre-excellence in US English:

pre-excellence

noun

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  • Pre-eminent excellence; absolute superiority.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From pre- + excellence. Compare post-classical Latin praeexcellentia, Middle French, French préexcellence.

Pronunciation

pre-excellence

/priːˈɛksəl(ə)ns/