What is Mastering?

Mastering definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a person with the ability or power to use, control, or dispose of something: a master of six languages; to be master of one’s fate.
an owner of a slave, animal, etc.

an employer of workers or servants.
the male head of a household.
a person eminently skilled in something, as an occupation, art, or science: the great masters of the Impressionist period.
a person whose teachings others accept or follow: a Zen master.
Chiefly British. a male teacher or schoolmaster.
a worker qualified to teach apprentices and to carry on a trade independently.
a title given to a bridge or chess player who has won or placed in a certain number of officially recognized tournaments.
a person holding this title.
Also called master mariner. a person who commands a merchant ship; captain.
a victor or conqueror.
a presiding officer.
an officer of the court to whom some or all of the issues in a case may be referred for the purpose of taking testimony and making a report to the court.
the Master, Jesus Christ.
a person who has been awarded a master’s degree.
a boy or young man (used chiefly as a term of address).
Also called matrix. an original document, drawing, manuscript, etc., from which copies are made.
a device for controlling another device operating in a similar way.Compare slave(def 5).
Recording. matrix(def 14).a tape or disk from which duplicates may be made.

Also called copy negative. Photography. a film, usually a negative, used primarily for making large quantities of prints.
master of foxhounds.
Archaic. a work of art produced by a master.

being master; exercising mastery; dominant.
chief or principal: a master list.

directing or controlling: a master switch.
of or relating to a master from which copies are made: master film; master matrix; master record; master tape.
dominating or predominant: a master play.
being a master of some occupation, art, etc.; eminently skilled: a master diplomat; a master pianist.
being a master carrying on one’s trade independently, rather than a worker employed by another: a master plumber.
characteristic of a master; showing mastery.

verb (used with object)
to make oneself master of; become an adept in: to master a language.
to conquer or overcome: to master one’s pride.

to rule or direct as master: to master a crew.
Recording. to produce a master tape, disk, or record of: The producer recorded, mixed, and mastered the new album.