final mass

final mass

[¦fīn·əl ′mas]
(aerospace engineering)
The mass of a rocket after its propellants are consumed.
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One final mass was held at the Church of Our Lady and St Paul in Heywood on Friday night.
Without opening the bag, measure the final mass of the bag and its contents.
LIMA, Peru -- More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis' final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused in neighboring Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop.
On the Sunday there will be a final Mass, presumably in Phoenix Park.
today and in the following eight days with the final Mass, the Misa de Gallo on Christmas Eve, traditionally beginning before midnight.
The final mass of the black hole produced by the latest merger lies betwixt those of the previous two LIGO discoveries.
It was only after reaching that size that the planet saw "runaway gas accretion," leading to its final mass of about 318 Earths and the tag of a gas giant.
But this morning, when the ushers finish the collection and leave their baskets at the foot of the altar, and bow, and turn to slip back into the alcove, the celebrant stops John, with a hand on his shoulder, and he and John stand there, as the other usher retrieves two new baskets, and the priest says, in his booming voice, that this is John's final Mass as usher, that he is retiring after an astounding fifty years of service to the parish, and he is returning to his ancestral home, to be with his extended family.
The pope is set to hold closed meetings with the priests of the college and head his final mass before heading to Cairo Airport.
In the final mass sprint, Cavedish positioned himself behind Marcel Kittel's back wheel, squeezing out the German over the final decisive meters.
Stories also included one man who was taken to the beach because he wanted to see the sea one last time, and another who was taken for a final Mass at his local church.