Definition of weighting in English:


Syllabification: weight·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈwātiNG


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

More definitions of weighting

Definition of weighting in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space