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Dictionary definition for: Weight

1. (n) the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity

2. (v) weight down with a load

3. (n) sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; a weight that is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms

4. (v) present with a bias; "He biased his presentation so as to please the share holders"

5. (n) the relative importance granted to something; "his opinion carries great weight"

6. (n) an artifact that is heavy

7. (n) an oppressive feeling of heavy force; "bowed down by the weight of responsibility"

8. (n) a system of units used to express the weight of something

9. (n) a unit used to measure weight; "he placed two weights in the scale pan"

10. (n) (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

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