mascon

[ mas-kon ]
/ ˈmæsˌkɒn /

noun Geology.

a massive concentration of high-density material beneath the surface of the moon.

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Origin of mascon

First recorded in 1965–70; mas(s) + con(centration)
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Example sentences from the Web for mascon

  • Here she was met by a priest, "Dr. John of Mascon, a very wise man," who looked at her in pity and in wonder.

    Joan of Arc|Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for mascon

mascon
/ (ˈmæskɒn) /

noun

any of several lunar regions of high gravity

Word Origin for mascon

C20: from mas (s) + con (centration)
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