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MASTERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mastery mean? 

MASTERY (noun)
  The noun MASTERY has 3 senses:

1. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
2. power to dominate or defeat
3. the act of mastering or subordinating someone

  Familiarity information: MASTERY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MASTERY (noun)


Sense 1mastery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mastery; command; control

Context example:

a good command of French

Hypernyms ("mastery" is a kind of...):

skillfulness (the state of being cognitively skillful)


Sense 2mastery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Power to dominate or defeat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

supremacy; domination; mastery

Context example:

mastery of the seas

Hypernyms ("mastery" is a kind of...):

ascendance; ascendancy; ascendence; ascendency; control; dominance (the state that exists when one person or group has power over another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mastery"):

superiority; transcendence; transcendency (the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits)


Sense 3mastery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of mastering or subordinating someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

mastery; subordination

Hypernyms ("mastery" is a kind of...):

domination (social control by dominating)


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