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Definition of "massing" []

  • A large coherent body of matter without a definite shape (noun)
  • A collection of the component parts of something (noun)
  • A large amount or number, such as a great body of people (noun)
  • The main part or majority (noun)
  • The size of a body; bulk (noun)
  • A physical quantity expressing the amount of matter in a body. It is a measure of a body's resistance to changes in velocity (inertial mass) and also of the force experienced in a gravitational field (gravitational mass): according to the theory of relativity, inertial and gravitational masses are equal (noun)
  • (in painting, drawing, etc) an area of unified colour, shade, or intensity, usually denoting a solid form or plane (noun)
  • A pastelike composition of drugs from which pills are made (noun)
  • An irregular deposit of ore not occurring in veins (noun)
  • Done or occurring on a large scale (modifier)
  • Consisting of a mass or large number, esp of people (modifier)
  • To form (people or things) or (of people or things) to join together into a mass (verb)
  • Present participle of mass. (verb)

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  • A bringing together into a mass. (noun)

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Use "massing" in a sentence
  • "The massing is composed of volumes stepping down from north to south in terraces."
  • "His use of massing is beautiful; his walls ARE the art."
  • "Both in massing and exterior colors, the house consciously relates to the predominant neighborhood context of brick and stone residences."