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mass British & World English

A large body of matter with no definite shape

Mass British & World English

The celebration of the Christian Eucharist, especially in the Roman Catholic Church

mass English Thesaurus

a thick soggy mass of fallen leaves

Childermas New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

feast of the Holy Innocenturies, 28 December

Mass. British & World English

Massachusetts

air mass British & World English

A body of air with horizontally uniform levels of temperature, humidity, and pressure

folk mass British & World English

A mass in which folk music is used instead of traditional liturgical music

High Mass British & World English

A Roman Catholic or Anglo-Catholic mass with full ceremonial, including music and incense and typically having the assistance of a deacon and subdeacon

land mass British & World English

A continent or other large body of land

Low Mass British & World English

(In the Catholic Church) Mass with no music and a minimum of ceremony

hear Mass British & World English

Attend a celebration of the Mass without taking communion (especially as the former usual practice of lay Catholics)

Mass card British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a card sent to the family of someone who has died, stating that the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased

mass noun British & World English

A noun denoting something which cannot be counted (e.g. a substance or quality), in English usually a noun which lacks a plural in ordinary usage and is not used with the indefinite article, e.g. china, happiness

rest mass British & World English

The mass of a body when at rest

atomic mass British & World English

The mass of an atom of a chemical element expressed in atomic mass units. It is approximately equivalent to the number of protons and neutrons in the atom (the mass number) or to the average number allowing for the relative abundances of different isotopes

black mass British & World English

A travesty of the Roman Catholic Mass in worship of the Devil

mass defect British & World English

The difference between the mass of an isotope and its mass number, representing binding energy

mass energy British & World English

The mass of a body regarded as energy, according to the laws of relativity

mass market British & World English

The market for goods that are produced in large quantities

mass number British & World English

The total number of protons and neutrons in a nucleus

solar mass British & World English

The mass of the sun used as a unit of mass, equal to 1.989 × 1030 kg

Solemn Mass British & World English

Another term for High Mass.

votive Mass British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass celebrated for a special purpose or occasion

water mass British & World English

A large body of seawater that is distinguishable by its characteristic temperature and salinity range

critical mass British & World English

The minimum amount of fissile material needed to maintain a nuclear chain reaction

mass-produce British & World English

Produce large quantities of (a standardized article) by an automated mechanical process

mass spectrum British & World English

A distribution of ions shown by the use of a mass spectrograph or mass spectrometer

mass transit British & World English

Public transport, especially in an urban area

midnight Mass British & World English

A mass celebrated at or shortly before midnight, especially on Christmas Eve

nuptial mass British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a mass celebrated as part of a wedding ceremony

pontifical Mass British & World English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) a High Mass celebrated by a cardinal or bishop

Tridentine mass British & World English

The Latin Eucharistic liturgy used by the Roman Catholic Church from 1570 to 1964

centre of mass British & World English

A point representing the mean position of the matter in a body or system

be a mass of British & World English

Be completely covered with

mass communication British & World English

The imparting or exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people

mass observation British & World English

The study and recording of the social habits and opinions of ordinary people

mass spectrograph British & World English

A mass spectrometer in which the particles are detected photographically


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