high mass

noun, often capitalized H&M

Definition of high mass

: a mass marked by the singing of prescribed parts by the celebrant and the choir or congregation

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Recent Examples on the Web These devices are commonly used to power satellites and can have more than five times higher mass efficiency than chemical systems. Popular Science, "The next era of space travel should include nuclear-powered rockets," 27 May 2020 The exceptionally high mass of the two-star system was the first indication that this collision was unprecedented. Quanta Magazine, "‘Radical Change’ Needed After Latest Neutron Star Collision," 20 Feb. 2020 And experts have long suspected that general relativity can’t be right in realms of extremely high mass density. Tom Siegfried, Scientific American, "Physicists Probe Validity of Einstein’s Gravity on Cosmic Scales," 21 Jan. 2020 While no light was detected in the April 2019 collision, researchers knew that objects with unusually high mass created it. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Astronomers detect gravitational waves created by massive neutron star collision," 6 Jan. 2020 The sterile neutrino's higher mass would make the oscillation happen more quickly. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Resurrected detector will hunt for some of the strangest particles in the universe," 8 Aug. 2019 The festival’s major event, a high Mass and coronation, will be held at St. Agnes Church on Pentecost Sunday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "11 things to do in San Diego this weekend: San Diego International Fringe Festival, San Diego Festival of the Arts, ‘Wish Man’," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of high mass

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“High mass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20mass. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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