maamassa

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Finnish[edit]

(index ma)

Etymology[edit]

maa (earth, soil) +‎ massa (mass), cognate with Swedish jordmassa.

Noun[edit]

maamassa

  1. (engineering, construction, mining) A large quantity of soil which needs to be, is being or has been removed from one place to another, or is subject to some other kind of action, such as clean-up or research.
  2. (geology) landmass (large continuous area of land, such as a continent or large island)

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Usage notes[edit]

  • (large quantity of soil): This is a technical term. The word maa (soil) would ordinarily be used.

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