Meaning of center-weighted light meter

cen'ter-weight•ed light' me"ter

Pronunciation: (sen'tur wā"tid), [key]
— Photog. Photog.
  1. an exposure meter that gives priority to light measured near the center of the picture area, with sensitivity gradually decreasing toward the edges. Cf. averaging light meter.
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