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Weight

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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ySLAMABAD (CyHAN)- Senior political leaders in Pakistan on Tuesday threw weight behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and condemned two opposition leaders for staging protesting sit-ins against the government that has disrupted life in capital Islamabad.
The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and its coalition partners threw weight behind Gilani despite the court's conviction.
The Ashes winner threw weight behind the band as they launched their new single Little Britain at the Star and Shadow cinema, in Newcastle.