un·​weight·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈwā-təd How to pronounce unweighted (audio) \

Definition of unweighted

: not weighted: such as
a : not made heavy with or as if with a weight Work with an unweighted exercise bar at first.— Wina Sturgeon
b : not carrying an added burden of weight an unweighted leg/ski
c : obtained from statistical data not distinguished as to relative importance Variables derived from published Census data were used in unweighted form.— Donald W. Jones

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Soft plastics fished unweighted are the primary weapon for fishing bass visible on the beds, with the Strike King Rage Tail Thumper a favorite for many anglers. Matt Zenitz, AL.com, "Alabama softball falls in both games of doubleheader," 22 Apr. 2018 On graduation day, Goodwin noted that nearly 300 students — 60 percent of the class — had unweighted grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale. Donna St. George, Washington Post, "Longtime leader of ‘overachievers’ stepping down at Walt Whitman High," 17 June 2018 This can be done while laying in the hammock, a dramatic improvement from the Quarter Dome Air, which requires the hammock to be unweighted, making midnight adjustments bothersome. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Tested: REI Co-Op Flash Air Hammock," 7 June 2018 The soft plastics can be fished unweighted as jerkbaits, as well, a good tactic in thicker grass pockets where just about anything else picks up debris. Joe Songer, AL.com, "See video of a turkey hunter calling up a bobcat," 30 Apr. 2018 The stickbaits can be fished unweighted on lightweight hooks and allowed to drift down into the remaining beds, while the more conventional worms like the Strike King Rage Tail do well with just a bit of weight, Texas rigged. Joe Songer, AL.com, "See video of a turkey hunter calling up a bobcat," 30 Apr. 2018 The unweighted average return on equity for the biggest six in the first quarter was 13.1%. The Economist, "Tax cuts and higher interest rates help boost banks’ earnings," 19 Apr. 2018 Swindle made at least 20 casts to the bed with an unweighted soft plastic worm before the bait fluttered down at just the right angle and speed to entice the fish to eat it. Frank Sargeant, AL.com, "Early spring likely to bring early bass spawn in area lakes," 25 Feb. 2018 Selection is based on a formula using a combination of the ACT and SAT test scores, unweighted GPA and class size at the end of junior year. Pioneer Press, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale Central students named Illinois State Scholars," 11 Dec. 2017

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1883, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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