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Weight

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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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"Well, I can tell you, I am not going to let myself be weighed," said Kennedy, firmly.
In my dream, in my last morning-dream, I stood to-day on a promontory-- beyond the world; I held a pair of scales, and WEIGHED the world.
How I thank my morning-dream that I thus at to-day's dawn, weighed the world!
The first is not less than two inches and a half thick and weighs 394 tons.
"A shot of 108 inches in diameter, and twelve inches in thickness, would weigh, in cast-iron, 67,440 pounds; cast in aluminum, its weight will be reduced to 19,250 pounds."
"Evidently, as two hundred pounds will only weigh thirty pounds on the surface of the moon."
"It is certain," replied Barbicane; "the attraction is so great on this enormous orb, that an object weighing 70,000 pounds on the earth would weigh but 1,920 pounds on the surface of the sun.
But here reality, by the neutralizations of attractive forces, produced men in whom nothing had any weight, and who weighed nothing themselves.
He said he had weighed it carefully when he reached home, and it had turned the scale at thirty- four pounds.
(as we said) must ever be well weighed; and generally it is good, to commit the beginnings of all great actions to Argus, with his hundred eyes, and the ends to Briareus, with his hundred hands; first to watch, and then to speed.
[USA], Nov 7 (ANI): Turns out, people who don't weigh themselves at all or rarely were less likely to lose weight than those who weighed themselves often, a new study has revealed.
The findings, led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California in the United States, showed that people who do not weigh themselves at all or did rarely were less likely to lose weight than those who weighed themselves often.