Weighted
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. [1913 Webster]

The arrows of satire, . . . weighted with sense. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

2. (Astron. & Physics) To assign a weight to; to express by a number the probable accuracy of, as an observation. See {Weight of observations}, under {Weight}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Dyeing) To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the weight, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Math.) to assign a numerical value expressing relative importance to (a measurement), to be multiplied by the value of the measurement in determining averages or other aggregate quantities; as, they weighted part one of the test twice as heavily as part 2. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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