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mas•ter•y



Pronunciation: (mas'tu-rē, mä'stu-), [key]
n.,
pl. -ter•ies 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 mastering.
4. expert skill or knowledge.
5. the state of being master; power of command or control.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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