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English definition of “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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