Definitions for Allocationˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•lo•ca•tionˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of allocating; apportionment.

  2. the state of being allocated.

  3. the share or portion allocated.

Origin of allocation:

1525–35; < ML


Princeton's WordNet

  1. allotment, allocation(noun)

    a share set aside for a specific purpose

  2. allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation(noun)

    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"

  3. allocation, storage allocation(noun)

    (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions


  1. allocation(Noun)

    The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources.

    The allocation of new permits is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  2. Origin: From allocacion, from allocatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allocation(noun)

    the act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement

  2. Allocation(noun)

    an allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company

  3. Allocation(noun)

    the admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. allocation

    In a general sense, distribution for employment of limited forces and resources among competing requirements. Specific allocations (e.g., air sorties, nuclear weapons, forces, and transportation) are described as allocation of air sorties, nuclear weapons, etc. See also allocation (nuclear); apportionment.


  1. Allocation money

    In Major League Soccer, allocation money represents an amount of money teams can use to sign players and/or allocate to their salaries to get under the salary cap.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Allocation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2864

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Allocation' in Nouns Frequency: #1664

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