Definition of weighting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwādiNG/


1Allowance or adjustment made in order to take account of special circumstances or compensate for a distorting factor.
Example sentences
  • He believed that through careful weighting, online surveys could be projected to the national population, and projected accurately.
  • 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.
1.1An allocated proportion of something, especially an investment: the company continues to recommend a 35% weighting in bonds
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  • A different weighting of the portfolio would dramatically change the situation.
  • Lately, he has been selling stocks as rates have backed up: His weighting is just 7% now.
  • An appropriate strategy for investors might be to identify 10 or 15 of these quality names and invest in these stocks in equal weighting.
1.2Emphasis or priority: they will give due weighting to quality as well as price
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  • It depends on their relative weighting of the value of order, justice, liberty, and equality in different conditions.
  • While part of this is due to the weighting against small projects, it is also due to our low overall level of spending.
  • Above all, the report must put a heavy weighting on social education while reaffirming the importance of so-called ‘academic education’.

Words that rhyme with weighting

grating, plating, rating, slating, uprating

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Syllabification: weight·ing

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