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Weighing vs. Weighting — What's the Difference?

Weighing vs. Weighting — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Weighing and Weighting

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Weighing

To determine the weight of, as with a scale
Weighed the tomatoes before buying them.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

The process of weighting involves emphasizing the contribution of particular aspects of a phenomenon (or of a set of data) over others to an outcome or result; thereby highlighting those aspects in comparison to others in the analysis. That is, rather than each variable in the data set contributing equally to the final result, some of the data is adjusted to make a greater contribution than others.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To measure or apportion (a certain quantity) by weight. Often used with out
Weighed out a pound of cheese.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

A measure of the heaviness of an object
A contest to guess the weight of a pig.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To balance in the mind in order to make a choice; ponder or evaluate
Weighed the alternatives and decided to stay.
May 22, 2022
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Weighting

The force with which a body is attracted to Earth or another celestial body, equal to the product of the object's mass and the acceleration of gravity.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To choose carefully or deliberately
Weigh one's words.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

A unit measure of gravitational force
A table of weights and measures.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

(Nautical) To raise (anchor).
May 22, 2022

Weighting

A system of such measures
Avoirdupois weight.
Troy weight.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To be of a specific weight
The dog weighs nearly 50 pounds.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

A metallic solid used as a standard of comparison in weighing.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To have consequence or importance
The decision weighed heavily against us.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

An object used to hold something else down.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To cause to bend heavily by added weight. Used with on or upon
A coating of ice that weighed on the slender branches.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

A counterbalance in a machine.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

To be burdensome or oppressive. Used with on or upon
These concerns have been weighing on us for weeks.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(Sports) A heavy object, such as a dumbbell, lifted for exercise or in athletic competition.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

(Nautical) To raise anchor.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

Excessive fat; corpulence
Exercising in order to lose weight.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

Present participle of weigh
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(Statistics) A factor assigned to a number in a computation, as in determining an average, to increase or decrease the number's effect on the computation, reflecting its importance.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

The process by which something is weighed.
She took her baby to the clinic for regular weighings.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

Oppressiveness; pressure
The weight of responsibilities.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

That weighs or burdens.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

The greater part; preponderance
The weight of the evidence is against the defendant.
May 22, 2022

Weighing

Careful consideration;
A little deliberation would have deterred them
May 22, 2022

Weighting

Influence, importance, or authority
Her approval carried great weight.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

Ponderous quality
The weight of the speaker's words.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(Sports) A classification according to comparative lightness or heaviness. Often used in combination
A heavyweight boxer.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

The heaviness or thickness of a fabric in relation to a particular season or use. Often used in combination
A summerweight jacket.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

A measure of the relative thickness of yarn.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

To make heavy or heavier
Our backpacks were weighted down with food and other essentials.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

To cause to feel concerned, sad, or preoccupied; burden or oppress
He was weighted with guilt.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

To increase the weight or body of (fabrics) by treating with chemicals.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(Statistics) To assign weights or a weight to.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

To cause to have a slant or bias
Weighted the rules in favor of homeowners.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(Sports) To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

Present participle of weight
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(figuratively) The weight or significance given to something, sometimes by means of a statistical multiplier.
Higher weightings were assigned to data from double-blind studies.
May 22, 2022

Weighting

(statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance
May 22, 2022

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