Either gross weight, net weight, or tare weight. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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I. weight weight 1 [weɪt] noun [countable, uncountable]
how heavy something is, measured using a particular system:

• The weight of the new noise reduction kits may limit the aircraft's capacity by up to 10%.

ˌgross ˈweight
[uncountable] TRANSPORT the weight of goods, including any packaging or the vehicle in which they are being carried:

• goods vehicles with a maximum gross weight not exceeding 3,500 kg

ˌnet ˈweight
[uncountable] TRANSPORT the weight of a product, after the weight of packaging has been taken away
  [m0] II. weight weight 2 verb [transitive]
STATISTICS to allow for the differences between sets of figures that are being compared by increasing or lowering the value of some of them, and so creating a balance between them:

• The mid-cap index is weighted according to the market values of the stocks.

• The results of the survey were weighted by age to make sure the poll accurately reflects voters nationwide.

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weight UK US /weɪt/ noun
[C or U] how heavy something or someone is: »

The Directive mandates that 85% of the weight of the vehicle must be reused or recycled.

by weight »

Metal products for children should not consist of more than 0.06% lead, by weight.

increase/decrease in weight »

Cars have increased in weight and fuel economy has suffered accordingly.

[C] any object that is heavy: »

The warehouse work involves the lifting of heavy weights.

[U] the quality of being heavy: »

Most fabrics need interfacing to support the weight of buttons.

[C or U] MEASURES a unit or system of units used for expressing how much an object weighs: »

Imperial weights and measures were introduced in the 13th century.

respect, influence, trust, or importance: »

The Association's reports carry weight because it stands for independence and integrity.


The guidelines give greater weight to economic potential.


Few people attached much weight to the findings of the enquiry.

throw/put your weight behind sth — Cf. throw your weight behind sth
under the weight of sth — Cf. under the weight of sth
See also EQUAL WEIGHT(Cf. ↑equal weight), GROSS WEIGHT(Cf. ↑gross weight), NET WEIGHT(Cf. ↑net weight), PULL(Cf. ↑pull) verb, PUNCH(Cf. ↑punch)
weight UK US /weɪt/ verb [T, usually passive]
to give greater or lesser values to things to show how important they are compared to each other: be weighted according to sth »

Each country's growth rate is weighted according to its share of world GDP.

be weighted by sth »

Most indexes are weighted by market value.


The results have been weighted to take account of household size.

to organize something in a way that is likely to produce an advantage or disadvantage: be weighted against sb/sth »

In the marketplace, costs are weighted against smaller investors.

be weighted in favour of/towards sb/sth »

The labour market is heavily weighted toward skilled jobseekers.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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