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 for Mastering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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              Obstinacy and willful neglects must be mastered,
              even though it cost blows.            --Locke.
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     2. To gain the command of, so as to understand or apply; to
        become an adept in; as, to master a science.
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     3. To own; to posses. [Obs.]
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              The wealth
              That the world masters.               --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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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