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heavyweight

1. 
a. a professional boxer weighing more than 175 pounds (79 kg)
b. an amateur boxer weighing more than 81 kg (179 pounds)
c. (as modifier): the world heavyweight championship
2. a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually over 214 pounds (97 kg))
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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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