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Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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A group of 500 babies born during a one year period was selected for the study, 251 LBW and 249 term controls.
The aim of our study was to investigate factors associated with LBW and IUGR risks in a group of 891 newborns born in two districts of the Czech Republic with different levels of air pollution.
Victory is celebrated with a feast, says the LBW hymn following its source, Revelation 19, which speaks of a "marriage supper of the Lamb" (celebrating the marriage of the Lamb and his bride, that is, of Christ and the company of the holy (19:7-10).
Another irony: 337 of the 569 hymns in LBW made it into LW and a good number of the liturgical pieces as well.
The LBW sets out the full mass as the normal Sunday service.
However, the guitar notation disappeared when the entire set of responses was included six years later-in tune-text notation, as Canticles 7 through 12-in the section just before the hymns in the LBW.
While formal statistics on current practice or past use of the book by congregations of the largest body authorizing the use of LBW (the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) are unavailable from church headquarters, informal observation of worship practice by knowledgeable observers and evaluations by authors of books and articles appearing on the subject over the past twenty-five years have been helpful in forming the following opinions.
In contrast to what has been said about the deflowering of the preparatory offices or orders for public confession in CW-2 and even in LBW, their permissive detachability may have undercut an important instrument of pastoral care.
Its adoption for use in LBW was the first time in American Lutheranism that the Hymn of the Day was officially an integral part of the liturgy.
From even a cursory examination, it is clear that the LBW took bold new steps in the creation of the rite for Holy Baptism and that RW3 seems thus far to be building partially on LBW baptismal foundations.
In a time that invites constant change, it may serve us well, before we dismiss the LBW, to befriend the treasures of the tradition that it has bequeathed to us and cultivate the seeds that still have potential to bear fruit.
Since 2001, we started using a revised and agreed definition of LBW that only relates to single live births, to remove the effect of multiple births.