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

Examples of high mass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The exceptionally high mass of the two-star system was the first indication that this collision was unprecedented. Quanta Magazine, 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, 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, 6 Jan. 2020 The sterile neutrino's higher mass would make the oscillation happen more quickly. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, 8 Aug. 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 20 Oct. 2021.

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