Can someone give me a really simple definition of apparent weight?

Finding it hard to re-understand this concept. I just need a simple definition to understand this. Like literally one sentence

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  • 1 year ago
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    It's easy to google this stuff. An astronaut in space has an "apparent weight" of zero because he's floating around. But his body mass isn't any different from when he's on earth- there just isn't a force of gravity operating on it. That is, his true weight stays the same. The change is in the outside forces, not in his body weight.

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