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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
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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.

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master

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

Primary, controlling. See master-slave communications and master file.
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The audience screamed "Bravo!" to Coote's well-deserved artistry, mastership and talent.
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Commenting on the activities to be carried out by the 61st cabinet, Bagis said, "Our nation can be sure that our party's mastership era will have effects on our EU process as well".
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Widows, for example, had advantages over married and single women as "honorary men" with control of family, workshop, wealth, marriage choices (including their own remarriage), and mastership in the guild.
She held a mastership with the Pembrokeshire and had 14 seasons as field master to the South Pembrokeshire.
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A readership in Medieval English followed in 1976 and the mastership of Emmanuel a year later.