a variant on the kappa statistic for interrater agreement wherein the strength of differences between classifications are part of the examination. Thereby, if two raters vary by two classifications, the variation is weighted more heavily than if they vary by just one classification.

WEIGHTED KAPPA: "The weighted kappa is a common variant used in statistics. "
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