Definitions for Allocationˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

  4. Origin: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.

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