the hydraulic pump of an automotive braking system that contains a cylinder and one or two pistons, is actuated by the brake pedal, and supplies hydraulic fluid under pressure to the brakes at each wheel.
a large cylinder in a hydraulic system in which the working fluid is compressed by a piston enabling it to drive one or more slave cylinders See also slave cylinder
The most important part of a system, esp that can start or stop a process: Who’s the master cylinder in this operation
[mas-ter, mah-ster] /ˈmæs tər, ˈmɑ stər/ noun 1. a person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something: a master of six languages; to be master of one’s fate. 2. an owner of a slave, animal, etc. 3. an employer of workers or servants. 4. the male head of a household. […]
- Master equation
noun in physics, an equation which describes the evolution of the probability of a state at a given time as the balance between transitions leading to that state and transitions removing the system from that state Usage Note science
noun 1. Computers. a permanent file, periodically updated, that serves as an authoritative source of data.
[mas-ter-fuh l, mah-ster-] /ˈmæs tər fəl, ˈmɑ stər-/ adjective 1. dominating; self-willed; imperious. 2. having or showing the qualities of a ; authoritative; powerful. 3. showing or skill; masterly: a masterful performance. /ˈmɑːstəfʊl/ adjective 1. having or showing mastery 2. fond of playing the master; imperious 3. masterly adj. c.1300, “fond of being a master,” […]