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a measurement of how heavy something is

a heavy object, often decorative, used to stop papers from falling or being blown away

COMMENT: Paper weight is usually calculated in gsm, and varies from about 30gsm (Bible paper) to about 150gsm (heavy cartridge). Board for paper covers is also calculated in gsm: a common cover weight is 240gsm. In the USA, paper weight is calculated in pounds per 500 sheets. Note that a heavy paper is not necessarily bulkier (thicker) than a lightweight paper.



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