Definitions for quotaˈkwoʊ tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quo•taˈkwoʊ tə(n.)

  1. the share or proportional part of a total that is required from, or is due or belongs to, a particular district, state, person, group, etc.

  2. a proportional part or share of a fixed total amount or quantity.

  3. the number or percentage of persons of a specified kind permitted to enroll in a college, join a club, immigrate to a country, etc.

Origin of quota:

1660–70; < ML, short for L quota pars how great a part?

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. quota(noun)ˈkwoʊ tə

    an allowed amount; = allocation, ration

    to exceed their quota of duty-free goods


  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

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Translations for quota

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the part, share or amount allotted to each member of a group etc.

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