low mass

noun, often capitalized L&M

Definition of low mass

: a mass that is recited without singing by the celebrant, without a deacon, subdeacon, or choir assisting the celebrant, and without the use of incense

Examples of low mass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crowdsourcing challenge, HeroX and NASA explained in a statement, calls on the global community to provide design concepts for fully capable, low mass toilets that can be used both in space and on the moon. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "NASA Wants You To Build a Toilet for the Moon in the ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’," 25 June 2020 The Mazda's high power, low mass, and low drag made for a 0-to-60 time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 157 mph (runner-up in both by just one notch). Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Comparison Test: 1993 Toyota Supra Turbo Takes On the Best Sports Cars of the Early 1990s," 12 May 2020 An early instability would also scour away planet-forming material near Mars and the asteroid belt, explaining their weirdly low masses. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Cataclysmic bashing from giant planets occurred early in our Solar System's history," 21 Jan. 2020 The researchers believe that the young age of the star system—approximately 500 million years—may have created the perfect environment for the low mass objects to form. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Hubble Telescope Spots Cotton Candy-like Exoplanets Called 'Super Puffs'," 31 Dec. 2019 Mars has a lower mass and lower overall gravity than Earth. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "We Now Have a Good Idea When Martian Oceans Started Dying," 7 Oct. 2019 The lower bound is 0.02 eV (electron volts); neutrinos can't have a lower mass than that. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Weighing in: Physicists cut upper limit on neutrino’s mass in half," 19 Sep. 2019 In order to calculate the low mass of the lightest neutrino, data from 1.1 million galaxies collected by particle physicists and cosmologists was used. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Scientists share new details about mysterious 'ghost particle'," 22 Aug. 2019 The researchers cited low mass, and the resultant low costs, as the benefits of such comparatively tiny satellites. The Economist, "A new business in small satellites orbiting the Earth," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of low mass

1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Low mass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20mass. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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