Definition: (1) Noun: original or first, and usually unique, incarnation of a photograph, file or recording: the one from which copies will be made. * Files which refer to the master may be called 'referenced'. (2) Adjective: ~ copy: that from which copies are to be made e.g. master duplicate. Verb: (3) To make the first copy of a photograph, file or recording e.g. master a CD is to create a new CD from which others may be made. (4) To have climbed up the learning curve of some software to the point you can actually do some useful things with it.

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