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master

1. a great artist, esp an anonymous but influential artist
2. the principal of some colleges
3. a graduate holding a master's degree
4. the chief executive officer aboard a merchant ship
5. Chiefly Brit a male teacher
6. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature subordinate to a judge
7. a machine or device that operates to control a similar one
8. the heir apparent of a Scottish viscount or baron

Master

 

(from Latin magister, “head,” “chief,” “teacher”), the name of several offices in ancient Rome, for example, magister equitum, the assistant to the dictator, and magister militum, the commander in chief during the late empire. Later, in Europe, the title of grand master (Grossmeister) was used by the head of a Catholic knightly religious order and by the head of the Masonic Grand Lodge.

master

[′mas·tər]
(engineering)
A device which controls subsidiary devices.
A precise workpiece through which duplicates are made.
(engineering acoustics)
(navigation)

master

master

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
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Architecture, as everybody knows, is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of forms in light.
Orr succeeded in evincing compassion for the gruff Coppelius via a masterly characterization wrought of comic aptitude, definitive mime, and showmanship.
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Corb's canonical description of architecture as 'the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light' affirmed a new set of values for modern buildings - transparency and dematerialization, achieved through material lightness and spatial interpenetration.
Since the birth of his company, Evidence, in 1986, Ron Brown has emerged as a charismatic performer, masterly teacher, and choreographer in demand.
After this interesting sample of Erasmus' Jerome, perhaps University of Toronto Press might consider a separate "Companion Volume" covering all Erasmus' patristic scholarship along the lines of Jaroslav Pelikan's masterly Luther the Expositor (1959), "Companion Volume" to the English translation of Luther's exegesis.