Definition of weighting in US English:



  • 1Allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate for a distorting factor.

    • ‘The weighting of the income thresholds will also target giving medical cards to more children and people with disabilities.’
    • ‘He believed that through careful weighting, online surveys could be projected to the national population, and projected accurately.’
    • ‘Such an approach avoids artificial weighting of variables and emphasizes the main sources of variance.’
    • ‘Two, European markets have a high weighting in telecom stocks - even higher than the U.S. market - and these stocks have taken it on the chin of late.’
    • ‘The feedback system fails because it gives equal weighting to non-paying buyers and the unpaid sellers.’
    concession, reduction, decrease, deduction, discount, rebate, refund, repayment
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    1. 1.1 An allocated proportion of something, especially an investment.
      ‘the company continues to recommend a 35% weighting in bonds’
      • ‘They do this by investing in a basket of shares whose weighting is representative of the index overall.’
      • ‘This compares with a weighting of between 50 and 70 per cent in equities for other similar ‘managed’ funds.’
      • ‘A different weighting of the portfolio would dramatically change the situation.’
      • ‘Your longer-term strategy should be to build a portfolio that is well diversified and that reduces your weighting in the technological sector.’
      • ‘Lately, he has been selling stocks as rates have backed up: His weighting is just 7% now.’
      • ‘In our global fund, we've never had as little a weighting in U.S. stocks as we do right now.’
      • ‘So doubling up on a stock that has fallen, say, 50% and now has a 2.5% weighting doesn't expose clients to more risk than they signed up for.’
      • ‘An appropriate strategy for investors might be to identify 10 or 15 of these quality names and invest in these stocks in equal weighting.’
      • ‘Most Irish institutions want to have a neutral weighting in all of the largest stocks.’
      • ‘The fund manager of an index fund sets up a mathematical model that buys and sells shares according to their weighting in the selected index.’
    2. 1.2 Emphasis or priority.
      ‘they will give due weighting to quality as well as price’
      • ‘While part of this is due to the weighting against small projects, it is also due to our low overall level of spending.’
      • ‘Institutions have started to sell off property because their investment portfolios have a higher than desired weighting in that asset class.’
      • ‘It depends on their relative weighting of the value of order, justice, liberty, and equality in different conditions.’
      • ‘The international awards gave equal weighting to strategy, creativity and results.’
      • ‘The variables selected in Tables 1 and 2 are somewhat arbitrary, and should not necessarily be given equal weighting.’
      • ‘Tenants are themselves undertaking detailed investigations into the suitability of a location and giving this factor a high weighting when deciding on location.’
      • ‘What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.’
      • ‘Above all, the report must put a heavy weighting on social education while reaffirming the importance of so-called ‘academic education’.’
      precedence, greater importance, preference, precedency, pre-eminence, first place, highest place, predominance, primacy, the lead, weight
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