# Weight

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## Weighted

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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The sorting process takes the critical nonfunctional metric set and the metric weight vectors as inputs and sorts all the best matching instances by calculating their comprehensive evaluations.
She added: "We cannot have a situation in which apples pre-packed in Sainsbury's are sold by the metric weight and then a housewife has to do the mental arithmetic to convert and find out if they are cheaper than the ones sold on Mr Thoburn's stall.
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Where the minimum quantity of prepacked food is stated in terms of metric weight or measure, it is also required to be stated in terms of the corresponding imperial equivalent.
Metric Weight 20 Kgs Along With Calibration Certification.
Only eight per cent of customers would like the metric weight displayed on its own.
Retailers will be required to reprogramme any stored information to reflect the new price per kilogram and replace existing pre-printed labels with ones carrying metric weight fields.
I do not like metric weight but I think it's the way we have got to go.
measurements are given in standard form, with metric weights and volumes added.
We share with the US and Canada our language, the common law legal system and we use both the imperial as well as the metric weights and measures.
Bring in metric weights and distances and this wavering supporter of racing will butt out for good.
The three racecourses nearest London - Sandown, Kempton and Epsom - will use metric weights and distances as part of an experiment to coincide with an overseas influx for the Olympics.

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