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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

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  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.




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

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