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weight

 (wāt)
n. Abbr. wt. or w
1. A measure of the heaviness of an object: a contest to guess the weight of a pig.
2. The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
3.
a. A unit measure of gravitational force: a table of weights and measures.
b. A system of such measures: avoirdupois weight; troy weight.
4. An object used principally to exert a force by virtue of its gravitational attraction to Earth, especially:
a. A metallic solid used as a standard of comparison in weighing.
b. An object used to hold something else down.
c. A counterbalance in a machine.
d. Sports A heavy object, such as a dumbbell, lifted for exercise or in athletic competition.
5. Excessive fat; corpulence: exercising in order to lose weight.
6. Statistics A factor assigned to a number in a computation, as in determining an average, to increase or decrease the number's effect on the computation, reflecting its importance.
7. Oppressiveness; pressure: the weight of responsibilities.
8. The greater part; preponderance: The weight of the evidence is against the defendant.
9.
a. Influence, importance, or authority: Her approval carried great weight. See Synonyms at importance.
b. Ponderous quality: the weight of the speaker's words.
10. Sports A classification according to comparative lightness or heaviness. Often used in combination: a heavyweight boxer.
11.
a. The heaviness or thickness of a fabric in relation to a particular season or use. Often used in combination: a summerweight jacket.
b. A measure of the relative thickness of yarn.
tr.v. weight·ed, weight·ing, weights
1. To make heavy or heavier: Our backpacks were weighted down with food and other essentials.
2. To cause to feel concerned, sad, or preoccupied; burden or oppress: He was weighted with guilt.
3. To increase the weight or body of (fabrics) by treating with chemicals.
4. Statistics To assign weights or a weight to.
5. To cause to have a slant or bias: weighted the rules in favor of homeowners.
6. Sports To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.
Idioms:
by weight
According to weight rather than volume or other measure.
make weight
Sports To weigh within the limits stipulated for an athletic contest.

[Middle English wight, from Old English wiht; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

weighting

(ˈweɪtɪŋ)
n
1. (Statistics) a factor by which some quantity is multiplied in order to make it comparable with others. See also weighted average
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an increase in some quantity, esp an additional allowance paid to compensate for higher living costs: a London weighting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.weighting - (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
coefficient - a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic
Translations

weighting

[ˈweɪtɪŋ] N
1. (on salary) → plus m (salarial) por coste de vida
London weightingplus m (salarial) por residir en Londres
2. (Scol) → factor m de valoración
3. (Statistics) → ponderación f

weighting

[ˈweɪtɪŋ] n
weighting allowance → indemnité f de résidence

weighting

n (Brit: = supplement) → Zulage f

weighting

[ˈweɪtɪŋ] nindennità f inv speciale (per carovita)
References in classic literature ?
As I spoke a powerful bay horse swept out from the weighting enclosure and cantered past us, bearing on it back the well-known black and red of the Colonel.
Dorothy was captured in the same way, and numbers of the Gargoyles clung to Jim's legs, so weighting him down that the poor beast was helpless.
Because weighting is often difficult to understand, it should be recognized that the word weight commonly is used in two ways.