mass ratio


noun

the ratio of the mass of a fully-fuelled rocket at liftoff to the mass of the rocket without fuel

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  • With contragravity, of course, terms like "escape-velocity" and "mass-ratio" were of purely antiquarian interest.

    Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr