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mas·ter·y

 (măs′tə-rē)
n. pl. mas·ter·ies
1. Possession of consummate skill.
2. The status of master or ruler; control: mastery of the seas.
3. Full command of a subject of study: Her mastery of economic theory impressed the professors.

mastery

(ˈmɑːstərɪ)
n, pl -teries
1. full command or understanding of a subject
2. outstanding skill; expertise
3. the power of command; control
4. victory or superiority

mas•ter•y

(ˈmæs tə ri, ˈmɑ stə-)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. command; grasp: a mastery of Italian.
2. superiority; dominance: mastery over one's enemies.
3. expert skill or knowledge.
4. possession of skillful technique.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastery - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activitymastery - great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
skillfulness - the state of being cognitively skillful
2.mastery - power to dominate or defeatmastery - power to dominate or defeat; "mastery of the seas"
transcendence, transcendency, superiority - the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
3.mastery - the act of mastering or subordinating someonemastery - the act of mastering or subordinating someone
domination - social control by dominating

mastery

mastery

noun
1. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity:
Informal: know-how.
2. The right and power to command, decide, rule, or judge:
Informal: say-so.
3. The act of exercising controlling power or the condition of being so controlled:
Translations
سيْطَرَه، بَراعَه، تَضَلُّع
kontrolamocvláda
kontrol
vald; snilli; afburîaòekking

mastery

[ˈmɑːstərɪ] N
1. (= understanding) [of subject, technique] → dominio m
2. (= skill) → maestría f
his mastery on the football fieldsu maestría en el terreno de juego
3. (= control) (over competitors etc) → dominio m, superioridad f
to gain the mastery of (= dominate) → llegar a dominar; (= take over) → hacerse el señor de

mastery

[ˈmɑːstəri] n [language, technique, subject] → maîtrise f

mastery

n (= control: of language, technique, instrument etc)Beherrschung f; (= skill)Können nt; (over competitors etc) → Oberhand f; mastery of the seasHerrschaft füber die Meere; the painter’s mastery of formdes Malers meisterhafter Gebrauch von Form; to gain the mastery of somethingetw beherrschen

mastery

[ˈmɑːstrɪ] n mastery (of) (subject, musical instrument) → padronanza (di); (of the seas) → dominio (su), supremazia (su)
mastery (at) (skill) → virtuosità f inv (a or in), maestria (a or in)
mastery (over) (competitors) → superiorità f inv (su)

master

(ˈmaːstə) feminine mistress (ˈmistris) noun
1. a person or thing that commands or controls. I'm master in this house!
2. an owner (of a slave, dog etc). The dog ran to its master.
3. a male teacher. the Maths master.
4. the commander of a merchant ship. the ship's master.
5. a person very skilled in an art, science etc. He's a real master at painting.
6. (with capital) a polite title for a boy, in writing or in speaking. Master John Smith.
adjective
(of a person in a job) fully qualified, skilled and experienced. a master builder/mariner/plumber.
verb
1. to overcome (an opponent, handicap etc). She has mastered her fear of heights.
2. to become skilful in. I don't think I'll ever master arithmetic.
ˈmasterful adjective
showing the power, authority or determination of a master. a masterful man.
ˈmasterfully adverb
ˈmasterfulness noun
ˈmasterly adjective
showing the skill of a master. His handling of the situation was masterly.
ˈmasterliness noun
ˈmastery noun
(usually with over or of) control, great skill or knowledge. We have gained mastery over the enemy.
master key
a key which opens a number of locks.
ˈmastermind noun
the person planning and controlling an undertaking or scheme. He was the mastermind behind the scheme.
verb
to plan (such a scheme). Who masterminded the robbery?
ˈmasterpiece noun
a piece of work or art worthy (to be called the greatest achievement) of a master. He considers this picture his masterpiece.
master stroke
a very clever thing to do. This sudden, unexpected attack was a master stroke.
master switch
a switch for controlling a number of other switches. There is a master switch that controls all the electricity.
master of ceremonies abbreviation ( MC)
a person who announces the various stages of an entertainment, formal social gathering, series of speakers at a dinner etc. The master of ceremonies introduced the speaker.
References in classic literature ?
It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
It was evident, that, with but one wave of his hand and a corresponding effort of his will, he could complete his mastery over Phoebe's yet free and virgin spirit: he could establish an influence over this good, pure, and simple child, as dangerous, and perhaps as disastrous, as that which the carpenter of his legend had acquired and exercised over the ill-fated Alice.
But he fought back the bodily weakness -- and, still more, the faintness of heart -- that was striving for the mastery with him.
I own thy speechless, placeless power; but to the last gasp of my earthquake life will dispute its unconditional, unintegral mastery in me.
And you poor common people watch and applaud the job, and think it's all done for you, and never dream that it is really the grand climax of the century-long battle of commercial competition--the final death grapple between the chiefs of the Beef Trust and 'Standard Oil,' for the prize of the mastery and ownership of the United States of America
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear--not absence of fear.
Well, he is not a ghost; yet every nerve I have is unstrung: for a moment I am beyond my own mastery.
He allowed Noel Vanstone to keep possession of his hand, and to heap one series of shrill protestations and promises on another, until he had regained his usual mastery over himself.
And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire--a fire, however, inseparable in its nature from myself, quickening nothing, lighting nothing, doing no service, idly burning away.
Traddles now informed me, as the result of his inquiries, that the mere mechanical acquisition necessary, except in rare cases, for thorough excellence in it, that is to say, a perfect and entire command of the mystery of short-hand writing and reading, was about equal in difficulty to the mastery of six languages; and that it might perhaps be attained, by dint of perseverance, in the course of a few years.
I wondered how many other clerks there were up-stairs, and whether they all claimed to have the same detrimental mastery of their fellow-creatures.
Godfrey was half conscious that this sudden opportunity of speaking to Nancy alone had driven him beside himself; but blind feeling had got the mastery of his tongue.