weightage

noun
weight·​age | \ ˈwātij \
plural -s

Definition of weightage

: the assignment of a quota (as of members of a legislature) to a particular segment of the population as a special favor or concession in a proportion above that allowable on a strictly numerical basis

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History and Etymology for weightage

weight entry 2 + -age

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“Weightage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weightage. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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