Mastery



[mas-tuh-ree, mah-stuh-] /ˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-/

noun, plural masteries for 1, 4.
1.
command or grasp, as of a subject:
a mastery of Italian.
2.
superiority or victory:
mastery over one’s enemies.
3.
the act of .
4.
expert skill or knowledge.
5.
the state of being ; power of command or control.
/ˈmɑːstərɪ/
noun (pl) -teries
1.
full command or understanding of a subject
2.
outstanding skill; expertise
3.
the power of command; control
4.
victory or superiority
n.

early 13c., mesterie, “condition of being a master,” also “superiority, victory;” from Old French maistrie, from maistre “master” (see master (n.)). Meaning “intellectual command” (of a topic, etc.) is from 1660s.

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