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 for Weighting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weight \Weight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weighted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     [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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a
           frequency distribution in order to represent their relative
           importance [syn: weight, weighting]

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