mastery

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noun mas·tery \ˈmas-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of mastery

  1. 1a :  the authority of a master :  dominionb :  the upper hand in a contest or competition :  superiority, ascendancy

  2. 2a :  possession or display of great skill or techniqueb :  skill or knowledge that makes one master of a subject :  command

Examples of mastery in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of mastery

Middle English maistrie, from Anglo-French mestrie, maistrie, from meistre master


First Known Use: 13th century


MASTERY Defined for English Language Learners

mastery

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noun mas·tery \ˈmas-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of mastery for English Language Learners

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

  • : complete control of something


MASTERY Defined for Kids

mastery

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noun mas·tery \ˈma-stə-rē\

Definition of mastery for Students

  1. 1 :  complete control The wrestler gained mastery over all of his opponents.

  2. 2 :  a very high level of skill or knowledge He achieved a complete mastery of the language.



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