Search Result for "weighted":
1. made heavy or weighted down with weariness;
- Example: "his leaden arms"
- Example: "weighted eyelids"
[syn: leaden, weighted]
2. adjusted to reflect value or proportion;
- Example: "votes weighted according to the size of constituencies"
- Example: "a law weighted in favor of landlords"
- Example: "a weighted average"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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] [1913 Webster]