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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The weighting of the income thresholds will also target giving medical cards to more children and people with disabilities.’
    • ‘Such an approach avoids artificial weighting of variables and emphasizes the main sources of variance.’
    concession, reduction, decrease, deduction, discount, weighting, rebate, refund, repayment
    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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Workers are being balloted separately on national pay and the London weighting allowance.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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. 1.2An allocated proportion of something.
      ‘the company continues to recommend a 35% weighting in bonds’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They do this by investing in a basket of shares whose weighting is representative of the index overall.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Your longer-term strategy should be to build a portfolio that is well diversified and that reduces your weighting in the technological sector.’
      • ‘In our global fund, we've never had as little a weighting in U.S. stocks as we do right now.’
      • ‘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.’
  • 2Emphasis or priority.

    ‘they will give due weighting to quality as well as price’
    • ‘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’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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, weighting, weight