Table of contents
1 Master recording
2 Master craftsman
3 Master's degree
4 Master unit
5 Slave master

Master recording

A master is the original of a visual and/or sound recording, which is then mixed and/or cut into a template from which distributable copies are made.

Master craftsman

A master is also a person who has a larger skill than most in some kind of art.

See also: master craftsman (a guild member)

Master's degree

A master is also the recipient of a graduate degree in a specified discipline from a college or university. The degree is intermediate between a bachelor's degree and a Ph.D and include the specific degrees Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Master of Engineering.

Master unit

A master is also a mechanical or electronic unit which commands or controls another unit, so that they work in tandem or in parallel. Examples include:

  • A series of train locomotives is often used in tandem to pull heavy loads, and to ascend and descend steep mountains. The first engine in the front is the master, and the other engines (often completely without a cab with controls for the engineer) are the slaves.
  • Duplication is often done with several cassette tape or compact disc recorders linked together. Operating the controls on the master triggers the same commands on the slaves, so that recording is done in parallel

Slave master

A master was also another name for a slaveholder. See slavery.