un·​weight·​ed ˌən-ˈwā-təd How to pronounce unweighted (audio)
: not weighted: such as
: not made heavy with or as if with a weight
Work with an unweighted exercise bar at first.Wina Sturgeon
: not carrying an added burden of weight
an unweighted leg/ski
: obtained from statistical data not distinguished as to relative importance
Variables derived from published Census data were used in unweighted form.Donald W. Jones

Examples of unweighted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Academic Team Champions program was initiated in 1996 and is based on an unweighted 4.0 scale. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 June 2023 The movie's 'unweighted mean' stands at 4.7, though IMDb currently officially lists the movie at 7.0 out of a possible 10 stars. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023 About 16,000 users gave the Disney movie a one-star rating, the lowest possible score out of 10, which dropped the unweighted average (mean) rating to 4.7. Samantha Chery, Washington Post, 31 May 2023 The unweighted Sleep Pod provides a sense of calmness through compression in a way similar to weighted blankets. Medea Giordano, WIRED, 13 Mar. 2023 After finishing third last year and second in 2020-2021, the Olympic Heights girls’ soccer team finished first overall in Class 7A with an unweighted cumulative GPA amongst the schools in the entire state. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 3 Mar. 2023 One of the top returning players on four-time 2A conference state champion Northland Prep is senior attacker/defender Rylee Reed, who holds a 4.22 weighted GPA (4.0 unweighted). Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 3 Sep. 2021 In other words, where the ski’s camber (the arc that lifts the middle section of an unweighted ski off the snow) ends. Aaron H. Bible, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2023 Interviews were conducted online and the data were unweighted. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unweighted was in 1883

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“Unweighted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unweighted. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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