1. In Current Science, the amount that a thing weighs; the quantitative expression of this in terms of conventional units, esp. as measured using scales, a balance, etc.; the quantity of substance as measured by the downward force exerted on its mass by a gravitational field.
2. In Neu Theory, the quantity of matter possessed by an massive body as measured by its resistance to displacement by the force of g-rise of another (usu., much larger) body. Weight maintains pressure between the two surfaces. Weight is proportional to the force of g-rise exerted on inertial mass.« Back to Glossary Index