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weighting

noun uk   /ˈweɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-t̬ɪŋ/ UK
[U] an increase in an amount, especially extra money paid to people because they work in an area where it is expensive to live: Do they pay London weighting? [C or U] a value that is given to a number or a group of numbers to show how important they are when compared with each other: When the final marks are calculated greater weighting is given to the practical tests than to the written work.
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