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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British Dictionary definitions for Master of Arts
a degree, usually postgraduate and in a nonscientific subject, or the holder of this degree: Abbreviation: MA
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