ordinary water, as opposed to heavy water; water containing the normal proportion of deuterium oxide.
a name for water (H2O), as distinct from heavy water
Ordinary water, H2O. Compare heavy water.
[lahyt-weyt] /ˈlaɪtˌweɪt/ adjective 1. in . 2. being in , texture, etc., than another item or object of identical use, quality, or function: a lightweight topcoat; a lightweight alloy for ship construction. 3. without seriousness of purpose; trivial or trifling: lightweight reading. 4. of or relating to a lightweight: He’s the new lightweight contender. 5. […]
noun, Nautical. 1. . jargon Opposite of heavy-weight; usually found in combining forms such as “light-weight process”. [Jargon File] (1996-02-22)
- Light-weight process
operating system, parallel (LWP) A single-threaded sub-process which, unlike a thread, has its own process identifier and may also differ in its inheritance and controlling features. Several operating systems, e.g. SunOS 5.x, provide system calls for creating and controlling LWPs. (1996-02-22)
- Light welterweight