Definition of weighting in English:



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

    ‘each score is then multiplied by the appropriate weighting, giving a weighted score’
    • ‘He believed that through careful weighting, online surveys could be projected to the national population, and projected accurately.’
    • ‘The feedback system fails because it gives equal weighting to non-paying buyers and the unpaid sellers.’
    • ‘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 weighting of the income thresholds will also target giving medical cards to more children and people with disabilities.’
    concession, reduction, decrease, deduction, discount, rebate, refund, repayment
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    1. 1.1British An extra amount of wages or salary paid especially to allow for a higher cost of living in a particular area.
      ‘London weighting of £1,750 is payable’
      • ‘At one level the issue of London weighting is simply about the extra costs faced by workers in the capital, notably for housing and travel.’
      • ‘Frustrated Council workers went on strike this week in a protest over their London weighting allowance.’
      • ‘University workers are pressing for an improvement in their London weighting allowance.’
      • ‘Workers are being balloted separately on national pay and the London weighting allowance.’
      • ‘London weighting is an extra payment that some workers receive to compensate for the higher cost of living in the capital.’
      • ‘He said postal workers in London were in line for a 14.5 pert cent basic pay rise and increases in London weighting of up to 12.6 per cent.’
      • ‘The strike is the latest step in the campaign against the employers' ten-year freeze of the London weighting allowance.’
      • ‘The result for the ballot on London weighting was due on Friday.’
    2. 1.2 An allocated proportion of something.
      ‘the company continues to recommend a 35% weighting in bonds’
      • ‘Your longer-term strategy should be to build a portfolio that is well diversified and that reduces your weighting in the technological sector.’
      • ‘An appropriate strategy for investors might be to identify 10 or 15 of these quality names and invest in these stocks in equal weighting.’
      • ‘They do this by investing in a basket of shares whose weighting is representative of the index overall.’
      • ‘A different weighting of the portfolio would dramatically change the situation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Most Irish institutions want to have a neutral weighting in all of the largest stocks.’
      • ‘This compares with a weighting of between 50 and 70 per cent in equities for other similar ‘managed’ funds.’
      • ‘Lately, he has been selling stocks as rates have backed up: His weighting is just 7% now.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 2Emphasis or priority.

    ‘they will give due weighting to quality as well as price’
    • ‘The international awards gave equal weighting to strategy, creativity and results.’
    • ‘Above all, the report must put a heavy weighting on social education while reaffirming the importance of so-called ‘academic education’.’
    • ‘The variables selected in Tables 1 and 2 are somewhat arbitrary, and should not necessarily be given equal weighting.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tenants are themselves undertaking detailed investigations into the suitability of a location and giving this factor a high weighting when deciding on location.’
    • ‘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.’
    precedence, greater importance, preference, precedency, pre-eminence, first place, highest place, predominance, primacy, the lead, weight
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