Definitions for quotaˈkwoʊ tə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quota(noun)

    a prescribed number

    "all the salesmen met their quota for the month"

  2. quota(noun)

    a proportional share assigned to each participant

  3. quota(noun)

    a limitation on imports

    "the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"

GCIDE

  1. Quota(n.)

    a share of effort required to be performed, or a share of resources required to be contributed to some common purpose.

  2. Origin: [LL., fr. L. quota (sc. pars), fr. quotus which or what in number, of what number, how many, fr. quot how many, akin to quis, qui, who: cf. It. quota a share. See Who.]

Wiktionary

  1. quota(Noun)

    A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.

  2. quota(Noun)

    A prescribed number or percentage that may serve as, for example, a maximum, a minimum, or a goal.

  3. quota(Noun)

    A restriction on the import of something to a specific quantity.

  4. quota(Noun)

    Plural form of quotum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quota(noun)

    a proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division

  2. Origin: [LL., fr. L. quota (sc. pars), fr. quotus which or what in number, of what number, how many, fr. quot how many, akin to quis, qui, who: cf. It. quota a share. See Who.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'quota' in Nouns Frequency: #2413

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico:

    The quota system is irrational, and in our opinion will end up in disgrace.

  2. Eugen Weinberg:

    We are also hopeful that OPEC will agree on a stricter quota discipline at its December meeting.

  3. Leandro Liberman:

    We're not receiving our quota of dollars so we can't bring in parts, and production is seizing up.

  4. Imperial Sugar:

    Mexican exporters could ship all of their sugar quota to the United States as direct consumption sugar.

  5. Shen Weizheng:

    QDII quota suddenly became very expensive this year, domestic capital is rushing out as the yuan is no longer firm.

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