Definition of weighting in English:

weighting

noun

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

    • ‘The feedback system fails because it gives equal weighting to non-paying buyers and the unpaid sellers.’
    • ‘The weighting of the income thresholds will also target giving medical cards to more children and people with disabilities.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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’
      • ‘Lately, he has been selling stocks as rates have backed up: His weighting is just 7% now.’
      • ‘A different weighting of the portfolio would dramatically change the situation.’
      • ‘They do this by investing in a basket of shares whose weighting is representative of the index overall.’
      • ‘Most Irish institutions want to have a neutral weighting in all of the largest stocks.’
      • ‘In our global fund, we've never had as little a weighting in U.S. stocks as we do right now.’
      • ‘This compares with a weighting of between 50 and 70 per cent in equities for other similar ‘managed’ funds.’
      • ‘Your longer-term strategy should be to build a portfolio that is well diversified and that reduces your weighting in the technological sector.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘An appropriate strategy for investors might be to identify 10 or 15 of these quality names and invest in these stocks in equal weighting.’
    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.’
      • ‘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’.’
      • ‘It depends on their relative weighting of the value of order, justice, liberty, and equality in different conditions.’
      • ‘Institutions have started to sell off property because their investment portfolios have a higher than desired weighting in that asset class.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The international awards gave equal weighting to strategy, creativity and results.’
      precedence, greater importance, preference, precedency, pre-eminence, first place, highest place, predominance, primacy, the lead, weight
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Pronunciation

weighting

/ˈwādiNG//ˈweɪdɪŋ/