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weight - Dictionary definition and meaning for word weight

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(noun) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
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(noun) sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
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(noun) the relative importance granted to something
Synonyms : weightiness
Example Sentence
  • his opinion carries great weight
  • the progression implied an increasing weightiness of the items listed

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(noun) an artifact that is heavy
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(noun) an oppressive feeling of heavy force
Example Sentence
  • bowed down by the weight of responsibility

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(noun) a system of units used to express the weight of something
Synonyms : system of weights

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(noun) a unit used to measure weight
Synonyms : weight unit
Example Sentence
  • he placed two weights in the scale pan

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(noun) (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
Synonyms : weighting

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(verb) weight down with a load
Synonyms : burden , burthen , weight down

Definition
(verb) present with a bias
Synonyms : angle , slant
Example Sentence
  • He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for weight

Weight: Experienced In Gravitational Hold / Tug
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