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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The attachment to textile fabrics of substances which produce a spurious appearance of thickness and value: an adulteration frequently practised, and more common and carried much further on silk goods than on any others.
  • noun In coal-mining, subsidence or other disturbance in a coal-mine due to “weight,” or pressure of the overlying mass of rock. A mine in which such subsidence is taking place is said to be “on the weight.”

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  • verb Present participle of weight.
  • noun figuratively weights.

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  • noun (statistics) a coefficient assigned to elements of a frequency distribution in order to represent their relative importance

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