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weight

verb [T, usually passive]
 
 
/weɪt/
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. 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.
(Definition of weight verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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