noun mas·tery \ˈmas-t(ə-)rē\

: knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well

: complete control of something

Full Definition of MASTERY

a :  the authority of a master :  dominion
b :  the upper hand in a contest or competition :  superiority, ascendancy
a :  possession or display of great skill or technique
b :  skill or knowledge that makes one master of a subject :  command

Examples of MASTERY

  1. We were impressed by her mastery of the subject.
  2. She achieved a complete mastery of French.
  3. He struggled to gain mastery of his fears.

Origin of MASTERY

Middle English maistrie, from Anglo-French mestrie, maistrie, from meistre master
First Known Use: 13th century


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