weight


weight
Either gross weight, net weight, or tare weight. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. weight weight 1 [weɪt] noun [countable, uncountable]
how heavy something is, measured using a particular system:

• The weight of the new noise reduction kits may limit the aircraft's capacity by up to 10%.

ˌgross ˈweight
[uncountable] TRANSPORT the weight of goods, including any packaging or the vehicle in which they are being carried:

• goods vehicles with a maximum gross weight not exceeding 3,500 kg

ˌnet ˈweight
[uncountable] TRANSPORT the weight of a product, after the weight of packaging has been taken away
  [m0] II. weight weight 2 verb [transitive]
STATISTICS to allow for the differences between sets of figures that are being compared by increasing or lowering the value of some of them, and so creating a balance between them:

• The mid-cap index is weighted according to the market values of the stocks.

• The results of the survey were weighted by age to make sure the poll accurately reflects voters nationwide.

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weight UK US /weɪt/ noun
[C or U] how heavy something or someone is: »

The Directive mandates that 85% of the weight of the vehicle must be reused or recycled.

by weight »

Metal products for children should not consist of more than 0.06% lead, by weight.

increase/decrease in weight »

Cars have increased in weight and fuel economy has suffered accordingly.

[C] any object that is heavy: »

The warehouse work involves the lifting of heavy weights.

[U] the quality of being heavy: »

Most fabrics need interfacing to support the weight of buttons.

[C or U] MEASURES a unit or system of units used for expressing how much an object weighs: »

Imperial weights and measures were introduced in the 13th century.

respect, influence, trust, or importance: »

The Association's reports carry weight because it stands for independence and integrity.

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The guidelines give greater weight to economic potential.

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Few people attached much weight to the findings of the enquiry.

throw/put your weight behind sth — Cf. throw your weight behind sth
under the weight of sth — Cf. under the weight of sth
See also EQUAL WEIGHT(Cf. ↑equal weight), GROSS WEIGHT(Cf. ↑gross weight), NET WEIGHT(Cf. ↑net weight), PULL(Cf. ↑pull) verb, PUNCH(Cf. ↑punch)
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weight UK US /weɪt/ verb [T, usually passive]
to give greater or lesser values to things to show how important they are compared to each other: be weighted according to sth »

Each country's growth rate is weighted according to its share of world GDP.

be weighted by sth »

Most indexes are weighted by market value.

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The results have been weighted to take account of household size.

to organize something in a way that is likely to produce an advantage or disadvantage: be weighted against sb/sth »

In the marketplace, costs are weighted against smaller investors.

be weighted in favour of/towards sb/sth »

The labour market is heavily weighted toward skilled jobseekers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Weight — Weight, n. [OE. weght, wight, AS. gewiht; akin to D. gewigt, G. gewicht, Icel. v[ae]tt, Sw. vigt, Dan. v[ae]gt. See {Weigh}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • weight — [wāt] n. [ME weiht, altered (infl. by weien, WEIGH1) < OE wiht < wegan: see WEIGH1] 1. a portion or quantity weighing a definite or specified amount [ten pounds weight of lead] 2. a) heaviness as a quality of things …   English World dictionary

  • Weight — Weight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Weighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weighting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To load with a weight or weights; to load down; to make heavy; to attach weights to; as, to weight a horse or a jockey at a race; to weight a whip handle.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • weight — O.E. gewiht, from P.Gmc. * (ga)wekhtiz, * (ga)wekhtjan (Cf. O.N. vætt, O.Fris. wicht, M.Du. gewicht, Ger. Gewicht), from *weg (see WEIGH (Cf. weigh)). The verb meaning to load with weight is attested from 1747; sense in statistics is recorded… …   Etymology dictionary

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