Dictionary.com

mascon

[ mas-kon ]
/ ˈmæsˌkɒn /
Save This Word!

noun Geology.
a massive concentration of high-density material beneath the surface of the moon.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of mascon

First recorded in 1965–70; mas(s) + con(centration)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mascon in a sentence

  • 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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK