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verb [transitive]     weight pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleweighting
past tenseweighted
past participleweighted
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    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. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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