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noun
a master's degree given usually in a specific branch of the humanities or social sciences.
a person who has been awarded this degree. Abbreviation: M.A., A.M.

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Origin of Master of Arts

First recorded in 1490–1500
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Master of Arts

noun
a degree, usually postgraduate and in a nonscientific subject, or the holder of this degreeAbbreviation: MA
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