a share set aside for a specific purpose
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"
allocation, storage allocation(noun)
(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
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.
Origin: From allocacion, from allocatio.
the act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement
an allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company
the admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer
Origin: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Allocation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2864
Rank popularity for the word 'Allocation' in Nouns Frequency: #1664
The numerical value of Allocation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Allocation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It'll be taken to the board, and one of the themes will be the migration of one allocation ... a deep-water allocation.
The GPIF may have bought Japanese stocks in order to raise its allocation of Japanese stocks to (gradually) reach 25 percent.
We didn't have a meaningful allocation anymore and so the redemption is more related to our asset allocation not their performance.
There are questions as to how that’s going to be applied, how it could potentially be enforced, how parties will subscribe value to that allocation.
Given the level of investments needed in fixed and mobile roll-out, and upcoming spectrum allocation, we will see consolidation come back to the table again.
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Translations for Allocation
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- разпределение, отпусканеBulgarian
- Zuweisung, ZuteilungGerman
- reparto, asignación, distribuciónSpanish
- jakaminen, allokointi, jakoFinnish
- allocatie, toewijzingDutch
- alokacja, dystrybucjaPolish
- redistribucija, realokacija, preraspodjelaSerbo-Croatian
- anslag, tilldelning, fördelningSwedish
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