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heavyweight

adj.1.heaviest in a category; as, a heavyweight boxer.
n.1.a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds.
2.a boxer who weighs more than 195 pounds.
3.a very large person.
4.a person of exceptional importance and reputation.
Noun1.heavyweight - an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
2.heavyweight - a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds
3.heavyweight - a professional boxer who weighs more than 190 pounds
4.heavyweight - a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
Synonyms: hulk, whale, giant
5.heavyweight - a person of exceptional importance and reputation
Adj.1.heavyweight - heaviest in a category or of a heavyweight category (more than 190 pounds for prizefighters); "a heavyweight boxer"
heavyweight - High-overhead; baroque; code-intensive; featureful, but costly. Especially used of communication protocols, language designs, and any sort of implementation in which maximum generality and/or ease of implementation has been pushed at the expense of mundane considerations such as speed, memory use and startup time. Emacs is a heavyweight editor; X is an *extremely* heavyweight window system. This term isn't pejorative, but one hacker's heavyweight is another's elephantine and a third's monstrosity.

Opposite: "lightweight". Usage: now borders on technical especially in the compound "heavyweight process".
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