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 Beta particles are pretty easy to stop because of their electrical charge and low mass. Rhett Allain, Wired, 25 June 2021 One of the biggest concerns that may prevent the mass adoption of 5G in sub-Saharan Africa is low mass penetration of previous cellular generations. Grace Akinosun, Quartz, 18 May 2021 That is evidence that the object is being pushed around by the photons emitted by the Sun, so 2020 SO would have to be relatively large and have low mass, just like an empty rocket booster. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 Dec. 2020 The new upper stage should provide more than twice as much energy thanks to its low mass and high performance. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 26 Oct. 2020 The low mass of a hydrogen atom makes high frequency vibrations easier to achieve, which means hydrogen-rich materials are good candidates for high-temperature superconductors. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 14 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 21 Jan. 2020

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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 3 Dec. 2021.

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