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verb [transitive]     weight pronunciation in American English
/weɪt/
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he/she/itweights
present participleweighting
past tenseweighted
past participleweighted
  1. 1

    weight

    or

    weight down

    to make something heavier by putting a weight on it, especially in order to stop it from moving

    He had weighted the bag with rocks.

  2. 2
    to give additional importance to something, for example a test or part of one
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    3
    to adjust the different parts of something to account for their importance

    All the papers are equally weighted, each contributing 20% to the overall total.

    Each of these parts is weighted for its relative importance.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/09/2016
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