high mass

noun

often capitalized H&M
: a mass marked by the singing of prescribed parts by the celebrant and the choir or congregation

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mighty Jupiter often dominates the influence of gravitational bodies due to its high mass, but Venus currently dominates Halley’s is movements. Nola Taylor Redd, Discover Magazine, 22 July 2016 There’s also a new high mass and low-resonance tonearm designed to keep resonance to a minimum. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 15 June 2022 As the procession disbanded the throngs crowded into the little church to attend high mass. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 June 2022 San Diego’s colony of Portuguese yesterday, White Sunday, celebrated its Sociedade Espirito Santo fiesta with a colorful procession high mass at the St. Agnes church and a feast. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 June 2022 That would require removing an unimaginable high mass of CO2 from the atmosphere, which in kilograms would be equal to a number with 20 zeroes following it, says Hoening. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 But simulations for collisions with a high mass ratio are incredibly difficult. Steve Nadis, Wired, 23 May 2021 The addition of high mass aluminum casework to the motor improves its damping for a steadier performance. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 9 May 2021 These devices are commonly used to power satellites and can have more than five times higher mass efficiency than chemical systems. Popular Science, 27 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high mass was before the 12th century

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“High mass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20mass. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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