Meaning of MASS in English

MASS

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bank/mass of cloud (= a large block of cloud )

A heavy bank of cloud was creeping across the sky.

a dense mass

a dense mass of equatorial rainforest

a mass audience (= a very large number of people )

Radio brought entertainment to a mass audience.

a mass demonstration (= involving a very large number of people )

There have been mass demonstrations in some American cities.

a mass execution (= one in which many people are killed at the same time )

Eleven convicted murderers were hanged in what was the country's biggest ever mass execution.

a mass grave (= one that is filled with many people, especially people killed in a war or people who died of a disease at a similar time )

Plague victims were buried in a mass grave.

a mass protest (= one involving a lot of people )

There were mass protests in the capital.

a mass rally (= a large rally )

a mass rally of striking dockers

a mass/mop of curls (= a lot of curls )

a gorgeous Italian man with a mass of dark curls

amorphous mass

an amorphous mass of twisted metal

be a mass of flowers (= have a lot of flowers growing on every part )

In spring, the valley is a mass of flowers.

body mass index

Your body mass index is your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in meters.

critical mass

How can we get a critical mass of people involved to keep the club running?

High Mass

mass communication (= involving many people in a country, the world etc )

Television, radio and other forms of mass communication have made the world a global village.

mass exodus

I joined the mass exodus for drinks during the interval.

mass hysteria

Since the general’s death, the population has been gripped by mass hysteria .

mass media

The crime received heavy coverage in the mass media.

mass murder (= of a large number of people )

Hitler was responsible for the largest mass murder in history.

mass murderer

mass picket (= one involving a lot of people )

There was a mass picket by students outside the main office of the university.

mass production

mass suicide (= when many people commit suicide together )

He ordered his followers to commit mass suicide.

mass transit

The city has virtually no mass transit.

mass unemployment (= when very large numbers of people are unemployed )

the mass unemployment of the 1930s

mass/large-scale redundancies

The company is preparing large-scale redundancies at its British factories.

mass/popular entertainment (= popular with large numbers of people )

Reality TV has been a very successful form of mass entertainment.

the mass media (= television, newspapers etc, which are seen by many people )

The mass media has helped to call attention to environmental issues.

weapons of mass destruction (= weapons intended to cause a lot of death and destruction )

The country is believed to have the potential to develop weapons of mass destruction.

weapons of mass destruction

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

critical

Analyzing each of the members of the critical mass with regard to readiness and capability.

But from 1992 until today a critical mass of the people and teams at Magma Metals have delivered unprecedented performance and change.

He was practically laughing out loud as Ali reached critical mass .

By using critical mass and monolithic buying power, we can change the way we do business.

Some 1950 million years ago, sufficient uranium was precipitated from solutions in the rocks at Oklo to reach critical mass .

The clusters helped recruit businesses, created the critical mass needed to start programs, and provided work-based learning opportunities for students.

Soon a critical mass of investment was achieved, a pattern established and documented.

dark

Clouds crept up silently like assassins from the southwest and gathered in a dark and threatening mass .

A dark mass trudged towards the entrance to the mill, lit by two lanterns.

She ran her fingers through the dark mass of her hair and let out a deep sigh.

Sliding down the rails, a large dark mass was coming towards them.

I looked round to glimpse the dark mass of Royston Manor and the swaying corpse of the hanged man caught my glance.

It showed a dark mass close to the front of the skull.

Then he recognised the darker mass of the dinghy against the white foam.

I gaze at the island, a dark mass against the still-light sky.

great

In order to achieve a high speed the mass of propellant burnt must be much greater than the mass of the rocket.

The great mass of people, at least by the standards of our time, had little.

For although the great mass of its membership was working class, it also embraced an increasing section of the industrial bourgeoisie.

Some felt like insignificant ants in a great mass of urban workers.

But the Jenkins family, part of the great mass , were trapped in the middle of it.

But the great mass of students were drifting through, as Che or Simeon had done.

These great masses moved steadily, noiselessly and always in the same direction.

The ground shook beneath the steady marching of the great mass of men and the tread of thousands of hoofs.

high

In order to achieve a high speed the mass of propellant burnt must be much greater than the mass of the rocket.

That dame would break up a high mass .

The transport energy penalty of a high-mass construction was described above.

No words to it, just the music they play at benediction after the high mass .

The high-mass room has the following volumes of material available for storing heat.

The blocks of high land are masses of granite, called batholiths, except Exmoor which is made of sandstone.

This approach reinforces the idea of a very high level of insulation, coupled with high thermal mass .

large

Separate from these groups was the large mass of youth whose clothes were chain store versions of traditional styles.

It was the largest mass murder ever on U.S. soil.

Competition between a large mass of parasites and the host for nutrients may be the underlying cause of this weight loss.

Such ease of access means that very large masses of asteroid materials can be returned to the vicinity of Earth.

More neurons are needed to control their larger muscle mass and to collect data from their extra sensors.

Sliding down the rails, a large dark mass was coming towards them.

Matter in large masses must always be fixed and dear; form is cheap and transportable.

In space it still has a large mass and so requires a large force to get it moving.

low

From the observed orbit of the visible star, one can determine the lowest possible mass of the unseen object.

As the process of decay continues, amines of lower and lower molecular mass are produced.

molar

The Landsberger method can be used to determine the molar mass of the dissolved solute.

Variations in shape are found for different molar masses and when the sample is crosslinked or partly crystalline.

The molar mass can then be calculated from where K * is the calibration constant.

The molar mass of a liquid which is immiscible with water can be calculated from steam distillation data.

Fractions of increasing molar mass are collected from the bottom of the column.

Calculate the molar mass of phenylamine.

Samples are separated according to functionality or chemical composition as well as molar mass .

A useful approach was proposed by Schulz who suggested that a cumulative mass fraction be plotted against the molar mass.

molecular

The approximate molecular masses of the bands were calculated from the migration of known standards.

The van't Hoff equation can be used to determine the relative molecular mass from experimentally determined values of osmotic pressure.

Calculate the relative molecular mass of Y. 2.

The method is particularly useful for determining the average relative molecular masses of polymers and other macromolecular substances.

Describe an experiment by which you would determine the relative molecular mass of a gas or vapour.

Protein EP1242L has a deduced molecular mass of 139.9 kDa, and an isoelectric point of 7.3.

The ratio between the integrated peak areas for each subunit was determined and corrected for the molecular mass of each subunit.

relative

The van't Hoff equation can be used to determine the relative molecular mass from experimentally determined values of osmotic pressure.

Calculate the relative molecular mass of Y. 2.

The method is particularly useful for determining the average relative molecular masses of polymers and other macromolecular substances.

Describe an experiment by which you would determine the relative molecular mass of a gas or vapour.

Its relative molecular mass is 142.5.

The relative molecular masses of non-volatile substances can be determined experimentally by colligative methods.

The relative molecular mass of NaCl determined from the elevation of boiling point is thus approximately half that calculated from its formula.

solid

To the Gaijin rear Jotan's five hundred were a solid mass cutting off the line of retreat.

The drained curd, now a solid mass , is turned out of the muslin and the really hard work of milling begins.

Walls can be cut half-way down or at either side to form dividing slabs rather than solid masses .

The hygroscopic mixture got damp; when the humidity went down again it caked into an intractable solid mass .

thermal

No attempt has been made to increase the thermal mass beyond the dimensions that would be necessary in normal construction.

This suggests that it will need thermal mass to make the best use of the intermittent heat gains that it receives.

Any discussion of space heating should also consider the thermal mass of the house.

The effect of thermal mass on the overall space-heating energy demand of a house can be significant.

This assumption omits any effects from both solar gains and thermal mass .

At this point the calculations of thermal mass made earlier come into play.

Table 4.11 showed the conclusions that were reached about the thermal mass of various constructional options for the hypothetical room.

This approach reinforces the idea of a very high level of insulation, coupled with high thermal mass .

total

The solution of Einstein's equation in this case is the Oppenheimer-Volkoff equation: where M is the total mass given by.

Typically the biggest fragment produced by breakup is 10 to 50 percent of the total mass .

Table 6.12 itemizes the various mass elements used in the house, and shows their relative contributions to the total mass.

The total mass of carbon works out to about ten tons per person.

Number and diameter as indicators of the total stone mass seem to be important determinants with regard to complete stone disappearance.

Unfortunately, there is as yet no basis for estimating their total number or total mass .

The fully fuelled Saturn V sitting on the launch pad had a total mass some 56 times that of the Apollo spacecraft.

It is that when the spring is coiled, the total mass of that jack-in-the-box is increased as a result.

vast

The vast mass of peasantry could be neutralized by promising land reforms.

The entire economically problematical process of exporting vast masses of material from the Moon is neatly avoided.

Such an economy was highly dependent on a vast mass of skilled labour and a greater horde of the lesser skilled.

Large explosions heat vast masses of the atmosphere to such high temperatures that nitrogen is partially burned to make toxic nitrogen oxides.

The Secretary was also responsible for collecting and storing the vast and increasing mass of information required by sixteenth-century governments.

■ NOUN

body

These results did not differ when acid output was expressed as mmol/h/kg lean body mass or mmol/h/kg fat free body weight.

A more accurate assessment can be gained by calculating your body mass index or your percentage of body fat.

The body mass index is the most commonly used method for classifying obesity.

But I could tell they were soldiers who relied primarily on body mass and muscle strength and seemingly superior weapons.

What determines the cost of movement are speed and body mass .

The Diet Center monitors your body composition and works on improving your ratio of lean body mass to fat.

The right side of the formula is smaller for animals with greater body mass .

The Problem of Body Size At this stage body mass - or size - looms ever larger in importance.

cell

It is in just those few cells in the inner cell mass that we have our origins.

The patterning problem here is what specifies which cells will form the trophoblast and which cells will form the inner cell mass .

land

Fermanagh the Carboniferous sediments thin northwards against the land mass from which they were derived.

First, it is linked with the East by a broadening continental land mass .

The shelves come to an abrupt stop as the protruding land masses plunge into the depths.

State boundaries are haphazardly drawn across land masses and linguistic, cultural and ethnic lines.

That was Uulaa-la, the dominant city on the planets dominant land mass .

For Mahan sea power was critical, for Mackinder a particular land mass .

In time, the tourist hordes will be drawn to the mountains that cover most of its land mass .

The same processes could explain how related species appeared on widely separated land masses .

media

The extent of the impact of mass media on our perception of reality has been difficult to assess.

murderer

Burt an the Yurt-man, a mass murderer and chicken-farm burner.

■ VERB

celebrate

He had gone, as usual, to celebrate Sunday mass .

Thirteen churches in the Louth-South Armagh border zone have been asked not to celebrate Sunday mass .

The question as to whether an unchaste priest might celebrate the mass became important.

produce

It also allowed the rocket to settle under the stresses produced by the mass of propellant.

The Linotype machine and high-capacity rotary press produced mass circulation newspapers, which-until radio and television came along-largely replaced personal-encounter politics.

Mass CustomizationIndividually customized products produced on a mass scale.

reach

I would disagree with Juliette that feminism doesn't reach the masses of women's lives.

I saw myself reaching into that mass and grabbing a big handful and squeezing.

He was practically laughing out loud as Ali reached critical mass .

Some thing or things have to happen for a microbe to escape its previously harmless ecological niche and reach critical mass .

Some 1950 million years ago, sufficient uranium was precipitated from solutions in the rocks at Oklo to reach critical mass .

Table 4.11 showed the conclusions that were reached about the thermal mass of various constructional options for the hypothetical room.

It had managed to reach the mass of people and make them aware of possible means of tackling their problems.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the mass media

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A mass of people stood before the courthouse.

The bus station was a seething mass of people.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A mass of bodies scrambled over the shelves, everybody was shouting at one another and books were being thrown in all directions.

Aerobic exercise and reduced-calorie diets produce weight loss, but reduce the resting metabolic rate because they do not maintain muscle mass .

Balustraded verandas surmounted each level, and a succession of towers projected from the mass of the building.

Soon afterwards, as in the Western Middle Ages, there were masses of peasant serfs, and great feudal States.

The mass is apparently about right, and the Z o has appeared at just the right frequency.

What would he say of the masses of modern art that you have to plug in in order to fully appreciate?

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

action

Only a society in which people feel secure in their peer groups can bring about such mass action from below.

They do not yet see the need or possibility of broader mass actions , the scope of which would reach revolutionary proportions.

The conference called for mass action in support of a transitional government and for a constitutional assembly to negotiate the new constitution.

appeal

In terms of mass appeal rugby comes fourth after Gaelic football, hurling and soccer.

And academic recognition particularly so, because mass appeal and intellectualism so seldom meet on the same plane.

audience

These ideas were expounded to mass audiences .

Only television can reach a truly mass audience .

This is to be avoided at all costs if the channel is to remain a mass audience broadcaster.

The mass audiences and the technology for reaching them are what give the press and electronic media their character as mass media.

Radio brought entertainment to a mass audience , in particular light musical entertainment: it produced the age of the great dance bands.

At present, radio is the only communication medium in the country which has achieved a mass audience .

Today the terrible injustice done to those prisoners reaches a mass audience .

The new audience was a mass audience but no previous audience in history had ever been given so much careful attention.

circulation

The only game in town was mass circulation , and that was to be achieved by NoS becoming an aggressively popular tabloid.

In quest of mass circulation and advertising support, the major city newspapers gradually developed a tradition of political and journalistic independence.

Sadly, commentators and writers in the mass circulation dailies sometimes lack the ability to discriminate.

The very fact they are bought and read daily by millions of people gives mass circulation newspapers an undeniable political role.

Perhaps a government subsidy, sourced from entertainment tax, should have been applied in the interests of mass circulation .

The offeror must then publicise this intention in a mass circulation newspaper or by some other means approved by the supervisory authority.

communication

Thirdly, there are certain aspects of mass communication which are sometimes overlooked in media education.

Almost every photographic aberration is now legible because of its constant recurrence in all the vehicles of visual mass communication .

That sort of mistake was almost inconceivable, in an age of mass communications .

The second great new agent of mass communication was the radio.

It is the most powerful medium for mass communication so far devised.

The seminar is open to people involved in mass communication and theological training from around the world.

New religious ideas and moral codes were made accessible by widescale immigration, cultural exchanges and mass communication .

The three case studies illustrate different aspects of mass communication and society.

consumption

Dependent on state patronage, Soviet official art was a public, epic, partisan art intended for mass consumption .

To locate objects in relation to interest and power, however sophisticated and non-reductionist, is only one perspective upon mass consumption .

How has jewellery fared in societies in which mass consumption prevails?

culture

There are two particular knowledge systems that attract the attention of critical theory: science and mass culture .

Negativland is out to liberate mass culture from the hands of commerce.

These values will mediate the impact of mass culture .

Modern electronic technologies promote radical individualism, and mass culture controls national leaders much more than national leaders control the mass culture.

In chapter 9, this will be reviewed in relation to the earlier critique of mass culture .

Modern electronic technologies promote radical individualism, and mass culture controls national leaders much more than national leaders control the mass culture.

It is hard to see why these considerations should have changed under mass culture .

demonstration

On April 3 mass demonstrations protesting at the killings took place throughout the Kathmandu area.

Feb. 23-Chechen nationalists plan to hold mass demonstrations in Grozny, capital of the breakaway republic.

Meanwhile the opposition threatened to resume mass demonstrations if an acceptable political agreement was not reached.

On 16 November the 5 October route was traversed again, this time by a mass demonstration .

A mass demonstration on the Means Test had petered out in confusion and each party blamed the other for its failure.

The mass demonstrations demanded his resignation, the abrogation of the socialist constitution, a national conference and a new constitution.

destruction

Has there been an improvement in stopping smuggling and building weapons of mass destruction ?

In July 1834, rioting against abolitionists in New York City resulted in mass destruction of the black section.

Inevitably, worldwide control over the use of weapons of mass destruction will create new political and military dangers.

entertainment

What had arrived now really was mass entertainment .

In the process it invented mass entertainment , the 10-lane freeway and smog.

exodus

Murdoch's motivation was simply profit, and his cynical attitude had already led to a mass exodus of high-minded journalists.

Dissatisfaction, exacerbated by the non-payment of the usual bonuses, led to a mass exodus and mutiny.

The social and economic consequences of mass exodus for the countries receiving those affected will be examined.

The Politburo issued a statement regretting for the first time the mass exodus to the West.

grave

Most sombre of all is the tomb over the mass grave of the R-101 victims at Cardington, Bedfordshire.

In Los Mochis, meanwhile, bodies are being exhumed from the mass graves one by one as they are identified.

Village residents stated that at least 100 people had been murdered and buried in mass graves in the area.

But the tombs were empty; the bodies had been bulldozed into mass graves in the south, where they had fallen.

Arms and legs, some of which still moved, were sticking out of the mass graves .

Discovery of Stalinist victims' graves During March a number of mass graves were found near former concentration camps or prisoner-of-war camps.

They were digging a mass grave .

hysteria

Total confusion reigns supreme, and an atmosphere close to mass hysteria ensues.

But the news of serial killings last year led to near mass hysteria .

I've never before or since seen instant mass hysteria to match it.

Was this all just a matter of runaway credulity, mass hysteria , or overwrought salesmanship?

All they had in common was their sense of urgency: the mass hysteria that characterizes the week before Christmas.

index

Obesity can increase nocturnal hypoxaemia, and we found a positive relation between body mass index and the presence of oedema.

Body mass index is a measurement of height and weight that is used to determine obesity.

A direct relation between body mass index and the risk of gall bladder disease has been described.

The body mass index is a convenient measure on which to make this judgment.

Group mean body mass index in hypertensive men rose from 28.4 to 29.4, and in controls from 26.4 to 27.4.

The degree of glucose intolerance for any given birth weight was influenced independently by body mass index in adulthood.

Waist-hip ratio, age and body mass index were separately related to probability of conception per cycle.

market

Unfortunately, material legitimizing drugs can be found in music, film, television, the Internet and mass market outlets.

The 500 is obviously the unit for the mass market , so that's the one I looked at.

Dolby Digital, the next generation in surround-sound, is coming to the mass market .

In 1996 desktop computer software will allow two-way conversations, bringing the technology to the mass market .&038;.

Honda admits the model introduction is more a subsidized experiment than mass market pitch.

The Midland, however, cannily saw the profit to be made from exploiting the potential mass market and led the way.

The market is now the mass market.

media

The conflict was regularly reported in the mass media and had a serious effect on public confidence in the party.

And this was a case of mass media manipulation.

Like the mass media , popular prints perpetuated escapist, conservative and conformist ideals and outlooks.

The fifth reason was that mixed feelings seemed to exist about the mass media generally and radio in particular.

No real political issues ever debated in the mass media ?

The mass media and particularly television can create the aura of charisma around people of otherwise unexceptional personality.

I am particularly looking forward to giving a different kind of news to the press and mass media from here.

But the mass media do not single-handedly give shape to the contours of the political system.

medium

Might advertising be regarded as a mass medium on similar grounds?

Here, his old taste for face-to-face encounters was complemented by his mastery of the new mass medium of television.

The Manchester Guardian was a mass medium in Manchester from its foundation in 1821.

Or is film, not cinema, the mass medium ?

The same product, the Sun, can thus be described in several different ways as a mass medium .

Radio had only recently developed into a mass medium for news and entertainment.

meeting

There was then a deep distrust throughout the party. as Law discovered in 1920: Bonar addressed a mass meeting .

One of the frequent mass meetings attended by workers was taking place.

Workers were given the grim news by union officials at a mass meeting .

Time allowed 05:41 Read in studio A mass meeting of council workers has been told that redundancies are unavoidable.

To his disgust he found that the workers would no longer respond to his call for mass meetings during working hours.

In mid-November another mass meeting reaffirmed the Naythuyein resolutions and called for the dissolution of the recently formed Governor's Council.

For a while it organised mass meetings outside Eastbourne and Rye and sought to push up wages during the harvest season.

movement

Divorced from the mass movement , a revolutionary cadre becomes a sect.

They also made it clear that the party fears that New Forum and other opposition groups could turn into mass movements .

Divorced from the program of revolutionary Marxism, cadres immersed in the mass movement eventually succumb to opportunism.

The revolution of 1905 saw Social Democracy become a truly mass movement , and Bolshevik influence rose rapidly.

That is why we have not become a stronger mass movement .

Only a few manometric studies have attempted to characterise the motility patterns associated with mass movements .

At the time, however, the opportunity for an alliance failed to trigger a new mass movement .

murder

But the intentional mass murder of innocent people is not.

On these pretexts they were subjected to recurring cycles of violence, mass expulsion, and mass murder .

The fugitives, two of whom have been recaptured, are accused of genocide, mass murder and other crimes.

Too few for Hello! magazine, maybe, but too many in a book about the mass murder of innocent people.

His 12-year reign of terror left 26,000 dead in assassinations, mass murders and car bombings, nearly destroying the state.

So chance played a part in the mass murder , did it?

Why are we asked to apologize to apologists of mass murder ?

The Aramoana incident was the country's worst case of mass murder .

murderer

But at this moment Kate could not have cared less if he was a mass murderer .

That year, Esquire magazine sent contributing editor Philip Caputo to Stockton to discover what might have motivated the mass murderer .

The art of a mass murderer .

I was sitting with my feet up, watching a film about a puerto Rican mass murderer .

The puerto Rican mass murderer was letting off a pump-action shotgun into a bus queue in downtown Los Angeles.

Especially when I am watching puerto Rican mass murderers .

Just one of those casual I-can-do-anything-I-want-any-time-I-want-and-make-you-like-it gestures so beloved of megalomaniacs, mass murderers and the Gunmint.

The families of mass murderer Allitt's victims are also demanding that any inquiry be held in public.

party

In this he was undoubtedly assisted by problems within both mass parties .

It is important to distinguish the various ways in which mass parties were created.

Their analysis is: get real, the high electoral turnouts and mass parties of the postwar period were an aberration.

Hence the parliamentary leaders dominated the mass party , which was conceived only as a means for contesting elections.

picket

However, on 18 June, a secretly organised mass picket caught the police momentarily off guard.

There was also a mass picket by supporters outside the Home Office.

Events at this picket were to shape the character of the next major mass picket of Hadfields on 12 March.

In Nottinghamshire and adjacent Warwickshire and Leicestershire, pits continued to operate, despite physical intimidation by mass pickets .

Further violent demonstrations by mass pickets led to £525,000 additional fines being imposed.

production

The mass production enterprise is a case in point.

The years 1880 to 1930 were shaped by the spread of electric power, mass production , and democracy.

Second-pass silicon will sample in the third quarter, with mass production coming by the end of the year.

Why commission a craftsman to labour for weeks on a design of guitar that was specifically intended for mass production ?

In the commercial horticultural field, the mass production of pot plants has been facilitated through cloning.

For skill, both craft and continuous-flow production require a higher proportion of skilled workers than machine minding and mass production.

The dominance of mass production meant that this was a system characterized by large plants.

These childhood emotional relationships are further engendered by the integration into the authority pattern that is essential to mass production .

protest

Move to the Left, encourage mass protest , and they risked being marginalized in a revolutionary confrontation.

Meanwhile, ramblers are planning a mass protest at the site.

Parliament is an inadequate means to secure change; there must be mass protest on the streets.

In these conditions, to encourage mass protest over which they would have no control appeared sheer lunacy.

He wanted a campaign of direct action and mass protest , not an organisation which would take up individual cases of discrimination.

There were mass protests in the capital, Manila.

rally

On Nov. 22 more than 150,000 people in Lomé had held a mass rally in support of the strike.

There were no mass rallies attended by thousands of the enthusiastic or the curious.

Opposition demonstration A mass rally organized by 12 opposition groups was held in Lomé, the capital, on Feb. 9.

It can cover anything from giving a church sermon to holding a mass rally .

On 22 April there was a mass rally at the Albert Hall where Mosley addressed an audience of 10,000 supporters.

The mass rally now became a powerful expression of national feeling.

spectrometry

However, these are insufficient to detract from a very readable and extensive account of modern mass spectrometry .

Unfortunately the book was completed too soon to reflect the enormous impact of fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry on biology.

Biomolecular applications are given due prominence, as befits an area where mass spectrometry has made such spectacular progress.

C is to measure the number of atoms present, or a proportion of them, by mass spectrometry .

This chapter also includes an introduction to the combination of wet chemistry and mass spectrometry .

OxA dates were measured by accelerator mass spectrometry , other dates are conventional ages.

There is no mention of environmentally important techniques as gas chromatography, mass spectrometry , atomic absorption spectrometry, etc.

This conclusion is supported by an overwhelming number of applications that are almost impossible to solve without the use of mass spectrometry .

support

Third, there is the growing recognition that Labour could not carry through a radical programme of change without mass support .

Most of its partisans had focused mainly on military actions, neglecting political efforts necessary to mobilize mass support .

It saw federal, rather than centralised, structures as the only way to build mass support and ensure accountability and democracy.

As well as being deficient in mass support , the Republican politicians who numerically dominated the Provisional Government lacked unity amongst themselves.

Ten percent would threaten him, as Inkatha's militancy is not matched by mass support throughout the country.

However, the Federation used its local mass support to carry the campaign further.

transit

Air travel was growing rapidly, while the role of mass transit on the ground was shrinking almost everywhere.

Given Tucson's low-density development, creating an affordable and effective mass transit system remains a nearly insurmountable challenge.

In mass transit , private bus companies spend considerable sums to influence legislatures, to get and keep their contracts.

Cindy was at home with the children and George worked as a driver for the local mass transit authority.

If there were a comprehensive, integrated mass transit system here, fewer people would drive their own cars.

Instead of better mass transit , they try to make cars a bit more efficient.

Also, will more efficient personal transportation detract from incentives to invest in mass transit ?

unemployment

The implication of the ad was that Labour had produced mass unemployment and the Tories would cure it.

It was the last upswing before the onset of slump, stagnation and mass unemployment .

But that knowledge has been buried in the war of words which has accompanied mass unemployment .

First, the advent of mass unemployment .

These same governments have been and continue to be the cause of mass unemployment and emigration.

The impact of the trenches and of mass unemployment in 1930s Stockton gave him decent enough values.

With mass unemployment , means-tested supplementary benefit is the new mass benefit for the unemployed.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

mass destruction

a mass grave

Annie has a degree in mass communications.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Air travel was growing rapidly, while the role of mass transit on the ground was shrinking almost everywhere.

At the Pavilion in Bournemouth there was a mass walk out of about 200 disgusted people.

Daily newspapers are now becoming popular, providing the first phase of what will later become known as the mass media.

Frankish soldiers commit a terrible mass execution of defiant Saxons at Verden.

In spite of local differences, modern mass society was beginning to appear.

The mass payback continues to improve with each additional mission.

Today, just a few years after musical compact discs hit the mass market, the long box is history.

III. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Large numbers of women massed behind a single women's rights issue.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

According to some reports both countries then began massing troops in the region.

Most of our archers were massing in the gatehouse, shooting at those trying to force an entry.

The animals which fought there gave little heed to defence; they massed around them and tried to engulf them.

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