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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Weight \Weight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Weighted; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
The arrows of satire, . . . weighted with sense.
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.
3. (Dyeing) To load (fabrics) as with barite, to increase the
[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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: made heavy or weighted down with weariness; "his leaden
arms"; "weighted eyelids" [syn: leaden, weighted]
2: adjusted to reflect value or proportion; "votes weighted
according to the size of constituencies"; "a law weighted in
favor of landlords"; "a weighted average"
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