weighting


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weighting

[′wād·iŋ]
(engineering)
The artificial adjustment of measurements to account for factors that, in the normal use of the device, would otherwise be different from conditions during the measurements.
(textiles)
The chemical or mechanical process of adding weight or body to a fabric or yarn, especially silk, by the addition of various materials.
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In those days when brokerage commissions were fixed (thus ensuring a high cost for a large portfolio that included some illiquid stocks) and when computers were only just emerging (thus ensuring tremendous effort in rebalancing), it was quickly grasped that market-cap weighting was far more practical as it is a virtual buy and hold strategy.
Term weighting is a technique for assigning different weights for different keywords (terms) according to their relative importance to the document (Shaw, 1995; Salton & McGill, 1983).
Significant differences in the weighting of these parameters were found among the four groups.