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Weight may refer to:
- The weight of a body is the force exerted on it by a gravitational field.
- Network theory:
- The weight of an edge or arc of a network is the functional value assigned to that edge or arc by the weight function of that network.
- Statistics, etc.:
- A weight function on a set $S$ is a mapping from $S$ to the (usually positive) real numbers.
- Information theory:
In natural language, and by extension to the context of statistics and network theory, the weight of an abstract concept equates to its importance.
Also in everyday natural language, the word weight is used for the "heft" of an object, when the term mass should strictly be used instead.