weighting


weighting
/ˈweɪtɪŋ / (say 'wayting)

noun
1. an additional quantity or value attributed to any particular factor or factors in a complex situation: *If children are regarded as a value to be weighed against their cost (like education and the ability of a wife to work), we can reach towards a relatively tidy formula in which the weighting of different factors will determine future fertility decisions. –lyn richards, 1985.
2. an increased amount, as of salary or the like, to balance the higher cost of living in a particular area.
{weight + -ing1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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