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mass

EN[mæs] [-æs] [-ɑːs] [mɑːs]
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  • In physics, mass is a property of a physical body which determines the strength of its mutual gravitational attraction to other bodies, its resistance to being accelerated by a force,
  • Mass is not the same as weight, even though we often calculate an object's mass by measuring its weight with a spring scale instead of comparing it to known masses.
  • For everyday objects and energies well-described by Newtonian physics, mass describes the amount of matter in an object. However, at very high speeds or for subatomic particles, special relativity shows that energy is an additional source of mass.
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    Definition of mass in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmassesSUF-ass
    1. (physical) Matter, material.
      1. And if it were not for theſe Principles the Bodies of the Earth, Planets, Comets, Sun, and all things in them would grow cold and freeze, and become inactive Maſſes ; [ …] .
      2. Right in the midst the Goddesse selfe did stand / Upon an altar of some costly masse […].
      3. After all, muscle maniacs go "ga ga" over mass no matter how it's presented.
    2. A large quantity; a sum.
      1. (quantity) Large in number.
        1. Witness this army of such mass and charge / Led by a delicate and tender prince,
        2. Night closed upon the pursuit, and aided the mass of the fugitives in their escape.
        3. The mass of spectators didn't see the infraction on the field. ‎
        4. A mass of ships converged on the beaches of Dunkirk. ‎
        5. The masses are revolting. ‎
      2. (Christianity) The Eucharist, now especially in Roman Catholicism.
        1. (Christianity) Celebration of the Eucharist.
          1. (Christianity, usually as the Mass) The sacrament of the Eucharist.
            1. A musical setting of parts of the mass.
            2. VerbSGmassesPRmassingPT, PPmassed
              1. VT To form or collect into a mass; to form into a collective body; to bring together into masses; to assemble.
                1. VI To have a certain mass.
                  1. I mass 70 kilograms
                2. VI OBS To celebrate mass.
                3. Adjective
                  1. Involving a mass of things; concerning a large quantity or number.
                    1. There is evidence of mass extinctions in the distant past.
                  2. Involving a mass of people; of, for, or by the masses.
                    1. Mass unemployment resulted from the financial collapse.
                4. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • WB analysis using the HRP-Flag-M2 antibody indicated that infected cells synthesize monotransregulators with the expected molecular masses (Fig 3B ).
                    • The young birds cry out for food, and the parents returning from the sea manage to pick out their own amid a mass of look-alikes.
                    • Neuroblastoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thymic mass with SIADH-related syndrome or nonmyasthenic neurological symptoms.
                  2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • I had the unenviable job of clearing one for somebody not long ago and the obstruction turned out to be a number of vampire's teabags gathered in a mass.
                    • Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
                    • This is the common story of superstition, from the totemism of savage tribes and the image-worship of semi-civilized peoples on to the heathenism of the Mass.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Adjectives
                    • Uncomparable adjectives
                    • Nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Singularia tantum
                          • Uncountable nouns
                        • Verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
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                          Grammatically, this word "mass" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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