Definitions for Allotmentəˈlɒt mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

al•lot•mentəˈlɒt mənt(n.)

  1. the act of allotting.

  2. a portion or thing allotted; a share granted.

Origin of allotment:

1565–75

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"

Wiktionary

  1. allotment(Noun)

    A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables.

  2. allotment(Noun)

    The act of allotting; assignment.

  3. allotment(Noun)

    That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.

  4. allotment(Noun)

    The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.

  5. Origin: From alotement, (French allotement).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allotment(noun)

    the act of allotting; assignment

  2. Allotment(noun)

    that which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party

  3. Allotment(noun)

    the allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person

Freebase

  1. Allotment

    An allotment garden, often called simply an allotment, or a community garden is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening. Such plots are formed by subdividing a piece of land into a few or up to several hundreds of land parcels that are assigned to individuals or families. Such parcels are cultivated individually, contrary to other community garden types where the entire area is tended collectively by a group of people. In countries that do not use the term allotment, a community garden can refer to individual small garden plots as well as to a single, large piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. The term victory garden is also still sometimes used, especially when a community garden dates back to World War II or I. The individual size of a parcel generally ranges between 50 and 400 square metres, and often the plots include a shed for tools and shelter. The individual gardeners are usually organised in an allotment association, which leases the land from an owner who may be a public, private or ecclesiastical entity, and who usually stipulates that it be only used for gardening, but not for residential purposes. The gardeners have to pay a small membership fee to the association, and have to abide by the corresponding constitution and by-laws. However, the membership entitles them to certain democratic rights.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. allotment

    The temporary change of assignment of tactical air forces between subordinate commands. The authority to allot is vested in the commander having combatant command (command authority). See also combatant command (command authority).


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

allotment(noun)

a small part of a larger piece of public ground rented to a person to grow vegetables etc.

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