masterpiece

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Etymology[edit]

master +‎ piece, a calque of Dutch meesterstuk

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  • (file)

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masterpiece (plural masterpieces)

  1. A piece of work that has been given much critical praise, especially one that is considered the greatest work of a person's career.
  2. A work of outstanding creativity, skill or workmanship.
    Masterpieces are not completed, they are abandoned.
  3. A work created in order to qualify as a master craftsman and member of a guild.

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