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    What does "world-class array" mean?

    I've checked Collins dictionary and it says:

    1. N-COUNT-COLL An array of different things or people is a large number or wide range of them.

    So "world-class array" means " world-class large number" or "exceptionally large number"?

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    The Olympic Games in London attracts huge crowds of visitors from all around the world, who carry a world-class array of germs with them.

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    Re: What does "world-class array" mean?

    The Olympic Games in London attracts huge crowds of visitors from all around the world, who carry a world-class array of germs with them.

    "World-class" usually means among the best in the world in terms of quality and I think the writer is making an analogy with the Olympics attracting a world-class array of athletes. Here, perhaps, the suggestion is that the array of germs being carried around London is "world-class" in terms of potential virulence.

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