Associations to the word «Mass»


MASS, noun. (physical) Matter, material.
MASS, noun. A quantity of matter cohering together so as to make one body, or an aggregation of particles or things which collectively make one body or quantity, usually of considerable size; as, a mass of ore, metal, sand, or water.
MASS, noun. (obsolete) Precious metal, especially gold or silver.
MASS, noun. (physics) The quantity of matter which a body contains, irrespective of its bulk or volume. It is one of four fundamental properties of matter. It is measured in kilograms in the SI system of measurement.
MASS, noun. (pharmacy) A medicinal substance made into a cohesive, homogeneous lump, of consistency suitable for making pills; as, blue mass.
MASS, noun. (medicine) A palpable or visible abnormal globular structure; a tumor.
MASS, noun. (bodybuilding) Excess body weight, especially in the form of muscle hypertrophy.
MASS, noun. A large quantity; a sum.
MASS, noun. (quantity) Large in number.
MASS, noun. Bulk; magnitude; body; size.
MASS, noun. The principal part; the main body.
MASS, noun. A large body of individuals, especially persons.
MASS, noun. (in the plural) The lower classes of persons.
MASS, verb. (transitive) To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
MASS, verb. (intransitive) To have a certain mass.
MASS, adjective. Involving a mass of things; concerning a large quantity or number.
MASS, adjective. Involving a mass of people; of, for, or by the masses.
MASS, noun. (Christianity) The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
MASS, noun. (Christianity) Celebration of the Eucharist.
MASS, noun. (Christianity) (usually as the Mass) The sacrament of the Eucharist.
MASS, noun. A musical setting of parts of the mass.
MASS, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To celebrate mass.
MASS, noun. (Roman Catholic Church) The principal liturgical service of the Church, including a scripture service and a eucharistic service, which includes the consecration and oblation (offering) of the host and wine. One of the seven sacraments.
MASS, noun. A similar ceremony offered by a number of Christian sects.
MASS, noun. (music) A musical composition set to portions of the Mass.
MASS BELL, noun. Sacring-bell
MASS BELLS, noun. Plural of Mass bell
MASS BURIAL, noun. Burial of multiple bodies in a mass grave
MASS CARD, noun. (Christianity) A religious card that states that a Catholic Mass has been said in honour of a dead person, or as a request for special favours such as improved health or success in a worldly endeavour.
MASS CULTURE, noun. Popular culture
MASS DEFECT, noun. (physics) the difference between the mass of an atom and the sum of the masses of its individual components in the free state; equivalent to the binding energy
MASS DESTRUCTION, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see mass,‎ destruction.
MASS DESTRUCTION, noun. (uncountable) (idiomatic) Killing of large numbers of people.
MASS DIFFERENCE, noun. (physics) mass defect
MASS ENERGY, noun. (physics) The energy present in an object because of its mass
MASS EXTINCTION, noun. (biology) A sharp decrease in the total number of species in a relatively short period of time.
MASS EXTINCTIONS, noun. Plural of mass extinction
MASS FLOW, noun. The net movement of material matter from one location to another.
MASS FLOWS, noun. Plural of mass flow
MASS FRACTION, noun. (chemistry) The fractional proportion of a substance in a mixture, by weight / mass
MASS FUNCTION, noun. (astronomy) (mathematics) a relationship that describes the mass distribution
MASS FUNERAL, noun. The formalities that accompany a mass burial
MASS GRAVE, noun. A grave containing many human corpses, either as the result of natural disaster or war
MASS GRAVES, noun. Plural of mass grave
MASS HYSTERIA, noun. (psychology) The sociopsychological phenomenon in which a large group of people exhibit the same or similar hysterical symptoms simultaneously.
MASS MEDIA, noun. Collectively, the communications media, especially television, radio, and newspapers, that reach the mass of the people.
MASS MEDIUM, noun. Any means of public communication that reaches a large audience
MASS MURDER, noun. The killing of a large number of people over a short period of time.
MASS MURDERER, noun. Someone who commits a mass murder.
MASS MURDERERS, noun. Plural of mass murderer
MASS MURDERS, noun. Plural of mass murder
MASS NOUN, noun. A noun that normally cannot be counted.
MASS NOUNS, noun. Plural of mass noun
MASS NUMBER, noun. (physics) The total number of protons and neutrons in an atomic nucleus.
MASS OF MANEUVER, noun. (military) A body of troops held in military reserve by a general for striking a blow on an exposed flank or wherever the enemy reveals a weak spot.
MASS PRODUCTION, noun. The process of manufacturing products on a large scale.
MASS SHIFT, noun. (physics) The portion of an isotope shift produced by the changing mass of a nucleus upon the addition of a neutron
MASS SHIFTS, noun. Plural of mass shift
MASS SPECTROGRAPH, noun. (physics) (analytical chemistry) A mass spectrometer
MASS SPECTROGRAPHS, noun. Plural of mass spectrograph
MASS SPECTROMETER, noun. A device used in mass spectrometry to discover the mass spectrum of a given substance.
MASS SPECTROMETRY, noun. (physics) (analytical chemistry) An analytical technique that measures the mass / charge ratio of the ions formed when a molecule or atom is ionized, vaporized and introduced into a vacuum. Mass spectrometry may also involve breaking molecules into fragments - thus enabling its structure to be determined.
MASS SPECTRUM, noun. The output of a mass spectrometer
MASS STARVATION, noun. The starvation of a large proportion of a region's population due to drought, warfare, famine or similar events.
MASS STORAGE, noun. (computing) Any form of persistent data storage technology with high capacity relative to that of the high-speed non-persistent memory of computers of its time.
MASS SURVEILLANCE, noun. The pervasive surveillance of an entire population, or a substantial fraction thereof.
MASS TRANSIT, noun. A large-scale transportation system in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles.
MASS TRANSITS, noun. Plural of mass transit
MASS TRANSPORTATION, noun. Method of transport, usually public, that carries people in greater quantities than a typical private method such as car.
MASS WASTING, noun. (geology) the movement downslope of soil and rock in response to gravity

Dictionary definition

MASS, noun. The property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field.
MASS, noun. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money".
MASS, noun. An ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people).
MASS, noun. (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist.
MASS, noun. A body of matter without definite shape; "a huge ice mass".
MASS, noun. The common people generally; "separate the warriors from the mass"; "power to the people".
MASS, noun. The property of something that is great in magnitude; "it is cheaper to buy it in bulk"; "he received a mass of correspondence"; "the volume of exports".
MASS, noun. A musical setting for a Mass; "they played a Mass composed by Beethoven".
MASS, noun. A sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite; "the priest said Mass".
MASS, verb. Join together into a mass or collect or form a mass; "Crowds were massing outside the palace".
MASS, adjective. Formed of separate units gathered into a mass or whole; "aggregate expenses include expenses of all divisions combined for the entire year"; "the aggregated amount of indebtedness".

Wise words

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