Definition of weighted average in US English:

weighted average


  • An average resulting from the multiplication of each component by a factor reflecting its importance.

    • ‘The generated statistics are essentially a weighted average of the numbers in the first three columns of Tables 4 and 5.’
    • ‘For each proxy, whether we use unweighted or weighted averages, either 7 or 8 out of 11 mean alphas are negative.’
    • ‘We calculated country level rates of breast feeding by age group as infant population weighted averages of age specific feeding rates.’
    • ‘In the early 18th century, the English mathematician Roger Cotes computed weighted averages of measurements made by different astronomers.’
    • ‘The weighted average for twelve west European countries was 83 percent.’
    • ‘The weighted averages for all four types of vacations in each quadrant of the continental United States are given in Table 5.’
    • ‘All averages presented are weighted averages.’
    • ‘The weighted averages were computed as (0.42 × higher risk mean) + (0.59 × lower risk mean).’
    • ‘The ten-year yield to maturity slipped to 14.31 per cent on a weighted average basis.’
    • ‘Interest rates also declined as the weighted average settled at 0.65 per cent below the best lending rate compared with 0.74 per cent below in the previous quarter.’
    • ‘As expected, the weighted average electricity price increase for households is 20 per cent, while district heating prices went up by 10 per cent.’