from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A measurement of the relative percentages of fat and muscle mass in the human body, in which weight in kilograms is divided by height in meters squared and the result used as an index of obesity.
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- noun a
statistical measureof the weightof a personscaled according to height, used to estimate if a person is underweightor overweight. BMI units are defined as ≈ .
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- noun a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30
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