Business Dictionary :

Weigh, Weight and Weighting



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Weigh : verb :

(a) to measure how heavy something is

• He weighed the packet at the post office.



(b) to have a certain weight

• The packet weighs twenty-five grams.



Weighbridge : noun : platform for weighing a lorry and its load


Weighing Machine : noun : machine which measures how heavy a thing or a person is


Weight : noun : measurement of how heavy something is

• To sell fruit by weight = the price is per pound or per kilo of the fruit



False Weight = weight on a shop scales which is wrong and so cheats customer


Gross Weight = weight of both the container and its contents


Net Weight = weight of goods after deducting the packing material and container


To give short weight = to give less than you should


Inspector of weights and measures = government official who inspects goods sold in shops to see if the quantities and weights are correct


Weighted : adjective : weighted average = average which is calculated taking several factors into account, giving some more value than others


Weighted Index = index where some important items are given more value than less important ones


Weighting : noun : additional salary or wages paid to compensate for living in an expensive part of the country

• Salary plus a London weighting






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