Mastery meaning

măstə-rē
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Possession of consummate skill.
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The status of master or ruler; control.

Mastery of the seas.

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Full command of a subject of study.

Her mastery of economic theory impressed the professors.

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Mastership; rule; control.
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Ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand.
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Masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge.

His mastery of chess.

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The act of mastering (an art, science, etc.)
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If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the tops. "” Sir Walter Raleigh.

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Superiority in war or competition; victory; triumph; preeminence.

The voice of them that shout for mastery. "” Exodus. xxxii. 18.

Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. "” 1 Corinthians. ix. 25.

O, but to have gulled him / Had been a mastery. "” Ben Jonson.

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The act or process of mastering; the state of having mastered; expertise.

He could attain to a mastery in all languages. "” Tillotson.

The learning and mastery of a tongue, being unpleasant in itself, should not be cumbered with other difficulties. "” Locke.

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Origin of mastery

  • From Old French maistrie.

    From Wiktionary