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weighting

noun
 
 
/ˈweɪtɪŋ/
[U] HR in the UK, extra money paid to someone because they work in an area where it is expensive to live: The salary of £15,537 increases to £17,778 with London weighting.
[C or U] ( also weighting factor [C]) MEASURES a value given to each thing in a group to show its importance when compared with others in the group: Index trackers buy shares in proportion to a company's weighting within a particular market index. Giving each stock equal weighting means that, overall, the fall has been 9.4%. a heavy/high/neutral weighting Different auto insurance companies attach different weighting factors and importance to the deductible.
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