weighted average

Definition

An average that takes into account the proportional relevance of each component, rather than treating each component equally.

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You should try to take into account the weighted average so that you know you are using the correct data.

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The college course was based on a weighted average, where the exams were worth more than simple quizzes and assignments.

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In the Professor's course, one's grade is based on a weighted average where class participation accounts for thirty percent, papers account for twenty percent, and the final exam accounts for fifty percent.

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