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1. Something added on a scale in order to meet a required weight.
2. Something added only to fill a lack.
3. A counterweight; a counterbalance.
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1. something put on a scale to make up a required weight
2. an unimportant person or thing added to make up a lack
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. something put in a scale to complete a required weight.
2. anything added to supply a lack.
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|Noun||1.||makeweight - anything added to fill out a whole; "some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights"|
|2.||makeweight - a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight|
weight - an artifact that is heavy
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1. (= weight, object) → contrapeso m
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makeweight[ˈmeɪkˌweɪt] n (thing) cosa aggiunta per completare un insieme; (person) I'm only in the team as a sort of make-weight → sono nella squadra solo per far numero
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