What is mass?

  • (noun): A sequence of prayers constituting the Christian eucharistic rite.
    Example: "The priest said Mass"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Mass

In physics, mass (from Greek μᾶζα "barley cake, lump (of dough)"), more specifically inertial mass, is a quantitative measure of an object's resistance to acceleration. In addition to this, gravitational mass is a measure of magnitude of the gravitational force which is

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Ordo Templi Orientis - Structure - O.T.O. Bodies
... They are encouraged to celebrate the Gnostic Mass ... the III° and are required to perform the Gnostic Mass six times yearly ... are expected to celebrate the Gnostic Mass on a regular basis, work towards establishing a permanent temple, and have the ability to initiate through IV°/P.I ...
Unsprung Mass
... with a suspension, the unsprung weight (or the unsprung mass) is the mass of the suspension, wheels or tracks (as applicable), and other components directly connected to them, rather than supported by ... The mass of the body and other components supported by the suspension is the sprung mass.) Unsprung weight includes the mass of components such as the wheel axles, wheel ...
Origin of Mass
... In theoretical physics, a mass generation mechanism is a theory which attempts to explain the origin of mass from the most fundamental laws of physics ... models have been proposed which advocate different views at the origin of mass ... The problem is complicated by the fact that the notion of mass is strongly related to the gravitational interaction but a theory of the latter has not been yet reconciled with ...
Double Pendulum - Analysis
... analysis, the limbs are taken to be identical compound pendulums of length and mass, and the motion is restricted to two dimensions ... In a compound pendulum, the mass is distributed along its length ... If the mass is evenly distributed, then the center of mass of each limb is at its midpoint, and the limb has a moment of inertia of about that point ...
Exotic Matter - Imaginary Mass
... A hypothetical particle with imaginary rest mass would always travel faster than the speed of light ... There is no confirmed existence of tachyons If the rest mass is imaginary this implies that the denominator is imaginary since the total energy is an observable and thus ... In quantum field theory, imaginary mass would induce tachyon condensation ...

More definitions of "mass":

  • (noun): (Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Churches) the celebration of the Eucharist.
  • (adj): Occurring widely (as to many people).
    Example: "Mass destruction"
    Synonyms: large-scale
  • (noun): An ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people).
  • (verb): Join together into a mass or collect or form a mass.
    Example: "Crowds were massing outside the palace"
  • (noun): A body of matter without definite shape.
    Example: "A huge ice mass"
  • (noun): The property of something that is great in magnitude.
    Example: "He received a mass of correspondence"
    Synonyms: bulk, volume
  • (noun): The property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field.
  • (noun): A musical setting for a Mass.
    Example: "They played a Mass composed by Beethoven"

Famous quotes containing the word mass:

    The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member, but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It is strange to contemplate how little sympathy or encouragement the great mass of people have with one who differs from them in tastes, to the extent of desiring an education, while they are content with little or none.
    Caroline Nichols Churchill (1833–?)

    After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light. The new kings of the world will live tranquilly for a long time, confining themselves to devouring each other and being parasites among each other on a cottage industry scale.
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)