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absolute weight
The weight (or mass) of a body in a vacuum or the weight of a body considered apart from all modifying influences; such as, the atmosphere.

To determine its absolute weight, a body must be weighed in a vacuum or an allowance must be made for buoyancy (tendency or capacity to remain afloat in a liquid or to rise in air or gas).

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