from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See dead weight.
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- n. The weight of a structure itself, including the weight of fixtures or equipment permanently attached to it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a constant, motionless load, as the weight of a structure, in distinction from a moving load, as a train of cars, or a variable pressure, as of wind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself
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