mastery

noun
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, total
technical

He plays the violin with technical mastery, but little feeling.

VERB + MASTERY
have

The allied bombers had total mastery of the skies.

demonstrate, display, show

He shows complete mastery of the instrument.

achieve, acquire, attain, gain
PREPOSITION
mastery of

He acquired mastery of four languages.

mastery over

The king had absolute mastery over the country.


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  • Mastery — Mas ter*y, n.; pl. {Masteries}. [OF. maistrie.] [1913 Webster] 1. The position or authority of a master; dominion; command; supremacy; superiority. [1913 Webster] If divided by mountains, they will fight for the mastery of the passages of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mastery — [mas′tər ē, mäs′tər ē] n. pl. masteries [ME maistrie < OFr: see MASTER] 1. mastership; rule; control 2. ascendancy or victory in struggle or competition; the upper hand 3. masterly ability; expert skill or knowledge [his mastery of chess] 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • mastery — index ability, advantage, apprehension (perception), cognition, competence (ability), control ( …   Law dictionary

  • mastery — (n.) early 13c., mesterie, condition of being a master, also superiority, victory; from O.Fr. maistrie, from maistre master (see MASTER (Cf. master) (n.)). Meaning intellectual command (of a topic, etc.) is from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • mastery — [n] command, expertise ability, acquirement, adeptness, adroitness, attainment, capacity, cleverness, comprehension, cunning, deftness, dexterity, expertism, expertness, familiarity, finesse, genius, grasp, grip, ken, knack, know how, knowledge,… …   New thesaurus

  • mastery — ► NOUN 1) comprehensive knowledge or command of a subject or skill. 2) control or superiority …   English terms dictionary

  • mastery — n. 1) to demonstrate, display mastery 2) to acquire mastery 3) (a) complete; thorough mastery 4) mastery of; over (mastery of one s subject; mastery over other people) * * * [ mɑːst(ə)rɪ] display mastery thorough mastery over (mastery of one s… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mastery — [[t]mɑ͟ːstəri, mæ̱s [/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If you show mastery of a particular skill or language, you show that you have learned or understood it completely and have no difficulty using it. He doesn t have mastery of the basic rules of… …   English dictionary

  • mastery — mas|ter|y [ˈma:stəri US ˈmæ ] n [U] 1.) thorough understanding or great skill mastery of ▪ She possesses complete technical mastery of her instrument. 2.) complete control or power over someone or something mastery of/over ▪ humankind s mastery… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mastery — noun 1) her mastery of the language Syn: proficiency, ability, capability; knowledge, understanding, comprehension, familiarity, command, grasp, grip 2) they played with tactical mastery Syn: skill …   Thesaurus of popular words

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