Specification of the relative importance of items when combined. For example, the percentage of a portfolio or index that a given stock represents.

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You may need to try and figure out how to use some weighting to make your side of the deal more appealing.

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The portfolio manager was convinced the energy sector was undervalued, so he increased the weighting in client accounts from 10% to 15%.

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After weighting the items for a little bit, we decided to go with the one on the left, because it was a better product and would earn more revenue.

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