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English definition of “centre of excellence”

centre of excellence

noun [C] (plural centres of excellence) UK ( US center of excellence)
 
 
a place or an organization that is known for doing a particular activity very well, and that is involved in new developments, new ways of working, etc.: Eight Chilean scientific centres of excellence have won new funding to strengthen and expand their activities.
(Definition of centre of excellence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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