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allocation

Noun

1 a share set aside for a specific purpose [syn: allotment]
2 the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state" [syn: allotment, apportionment, apportioning, parceling, parcelling, assignation]
3 (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources.
    The allocation of new permits is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Translations

French

Etymology

From allocatio.

Extensive Definition

Allocation may refer to:
allocation in German: Allokation
allocation in Spanish: Asignación
allocation in French: Allocation
allocation in Korean: 할당
allocation in Finnish: Allokaatio

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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