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Related to weighting: Weighted average
weightingAn adjustment in a value based on scientific observations within the data.
1. In radiation therapy that uses two opposing fields, the use of a higher dose for one of the fields.
2. In statistical or numerical analysis, the placing of emphasis on a variable or the gauging of the impact of a variable among a group of potential influences on an outcome.
- a method of determining the importance of characters in CLASSIFICATION by attributing different values to them.
- The application of statistical loadings to data so as to enhance the value of some figures and reduce the value of others.