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weightingnoun

uk   /ˈweɪ.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
[C or U] a ​level of ​importance given to something ​compared to something ​else: When the ​finalgrades are given, ​greater weighting is given to the ​labwork than to the written ​work. [U] an ​increase in an ​amount, ​especiallyextramoneypaid to ​people because they ​work in an ​area where it is ​expensive to ​live: Do they ​pay London weighting?
(Definition of weighting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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weightingnoun

uk   us   /ˈweɪtɪŋ/
[U] HR in the UK, ​extramoneypaid 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 ​trackersbuyshares in ​proportion to a company's weighting within a particular ​marketindex. Giving each ​stockequal weighting ​means that, ​overall, the ​fall has been 9.4%. a heavy/high/neutral weighting Different ​autoinsurancecompaniesattach different weighting ​factors and ​importance to the ​deductible.
(Definition of weighting from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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