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Mas·ter

(mas'tĕr),
Arthur M., U.S. physician, 1895-1973. See: Master test, Master two-step exercise test.

master

(mas′tĕr)
In robotic surgery, a device driven by the hand movements of the surgeon or interventionist. The movements of the master are mimicked, reduced, or refined by the surgical instrument (the "slave") in the operative field.

master

superior, overseer.

master problem list
see problem-oriented medical record.
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Highlights include William Trevor's gripping, anxious coming-of-age tale of an Irish boy in "The Dressmaker's Child"; Stephanie Reents's surreal, sorrowful "Disquisition on Tears," about a woman suffering from cancer; Alice Munro's masterfully subtle "Passion"; and Deborah Eisenberg's story of a young woman's self-discovery in "Window.
1660), who created the prototype of the first operatic prima donna; Nancy Storace (1765-1817), Mozart's "Susanna" (in The Marriage of Figaro) who masterfully combined comedic talent and acting ability with singing; Giuditta Pasta (1797-1865), whose tremendous vocal and dramatic talents inspired Bellini's Norma and whose singing Chopin called "sublime"; Wilhelmine Schroder-Devrient (1804-1860), whose dramatic performance of Fidelio profoundly influenced Wagner's development of music dramas; Jenny Lind (1820-1887), the superstar who literally took America by storm; and Marian Anderson (1897-1993) whose determination and lovely contralto voice helped break down racial barriers.
As he explores the Valley's transformation from frontier to settled world, the author masterfully builds a "braided narrative of contingent events" to explain the development of the region's distinctive landscape of dispersed, enclosed farms producing for national and international markets, but with goods and services exchanged in towns (331).
In this one, the group leader selected from the publisher's discussion questions, masterfully Wing questions from the book to the play.
The horror of the school siege in Beslan, Russia, lent a terrible relevance to Tudor's 1937 Rambert commission Dark Elegies, an eloquent, masterfully composed depiction of communal grief set to Mahler's Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children).
I commissioned Bennett to write for the project after reading sections of And Distance Shifts, her novel in progress, which, like the texts she contributed to Hans und Grete, masterfully balances authentic teen vernacular with more abstract themes of time and memory.
99): Churchill pits his wits against Hitler, as Dobbs masterfully dissects three weeks of the Second World War.
Poor but Proud, which received the Lillian Smith Award, is masterfully written.
In particular, Whitlock masterfully lets us understand Joe's boisterousness as his own mask for vulnerability, and Nobbs nails the terrified self-hatred that does battle with a gay teen's longing to connect.
Siza masterfully strikes a balance in this new museum for contemporary art in his home town.
While telling the specialist reader little that is new, Levey masterfully weaves a variety of Florentine written sources (records of the Pratica, diarists, chroniclers, writers, and historians) with his keen insights on the key artistic monuments of the city to produce an intimate commentary on the intricacies of the way in which personality, power, and just plain fate combined to create the look of the Renaissance.
George Chauncey's Gay New York masterfully recovers the lost history of gay social centers, neighborhoods, dances, and drag balls that constituted a distinct and complex subculture in the city.