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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Master  \Mas"ter\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mastered};  p.  pr  vb  n. 
  1.  To  become  the  master  of  to  subject  to  one's  will 
  control,  or  authority;  to  conquer;  to  overpower;  to 
  Obstinacy  and  willful  neglects  must  be  mastered, 
  even  though  it  cost  blows.  --Locke. 
  2.  To  gain  the  command  of  so  as  to  understand  or  apply;  to 
  become  an  adept  in  as  to  master  a  science. 
  3.  To  own  to  posses.  [Obs.] 
  The  wealth  That  the  world  masters.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  becoming  proficient  in  the  use  of  something  having  mastery 
  of  "his  mastering  the  art  of  cooking  took  a  long  time" 
  2:  the  act  of  making  a  master  recording  from  which  copies  can 
  be  made  "he  received  a  bill  for  mastering  the  concert  and 
  making  100  copies" 

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