comparison weight cwi a comparison outcome expressed as a weight; c. w. may also refer to the score assigned to two records in a comparison set. The c. w. is a discrete variable. A c. w. for records is sometimes called a “composite weight.” [Cf. For fields: Ch. 4, §1, ¶4; for records: Ch. 4, §1, ¶5 especially Ch. 6, §1.]