weight·​ed | \ ˈwā-təd How to pronounce weighted (audio) \

Definition of weighted

1 : made heavy : loaded weighted silk
2a : having a statistical weight attached a weighted test score
b : compiled or calculated from weighted data a weighted mean

Examples of weighted in a Sentence

The head of the golf club was weighted.
Recent Examples on the Web Nuzzie offers the relaxing benefit of a weighted blanket in a trendy knit. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 17 May 2022 The next step is creating a space stocked with fidget toys, Nerf balls, a weighted blanket or a rocking chair. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 The weighted average cost of America’s outstanding debt is only 1.38%. Jason De Sena Trennert, WSJ, 3 Oct. 2021 For the fiscal year that will end March 31, the airline had planned to hedge about 51% of its jet-fuel requirements in Singapore Jet Kerosene at a weighted average price of $74 a barrel. Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg.com, 6 Nov. 2020 Due to strong year-to-date gains in commodity prices, especially oil, natural gas, copper, nickel, and gold, the global stock markets that have performed the best are those heavily weighted towards commodity producers. Randy Watts, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 For example, access to the internet is currently a heavily weighted indicator in the PPI. Scientific American, 2 Dec. 2021 Family gatherings might feel more weighted — and exciting — this year, after many people canceled or limited holidays last year. Alison Bowen, chicagotribune.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Much of Biden's plan rests on reversing the Republicans' 2017 tax cuts, which were more heavily weighted to those at the upper end of the income ladder, though many key provisions will expire after 2025. Tami Luhby And Katie Lobosco, CNN, 23 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of weighted

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 May 2022

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“Weighted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weighted. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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