What does quota mean?

Definitions for quotaˈkwoʊ tə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quota.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quota

    kwō′ta, n. the part or share assigned to each.—n. Quot′ity (Carlyle), the number of individuals in a collection. [It.,—L. quotus, of what number?—quot, how many?]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quota in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quota in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eugen Weinberg:

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

  2. Imperial Sugar:

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

  3. Mary Cranston:

    You can pretty much tell when a board just wants to tick off a quota, and I think a lot of women are not interested in being the female token.

  4. Larry Shover:

    The energy market is finally coming to its senses that OPEC is putting out more oil than their quota, while U.S. production is cutting back. But you have to realize those cuts aren’t going to balance the market…there’s still a lot of supply.

  5. Olivier Jakob:

    Some have described the OPEC November meeting as the death of OPEC and it is true that the lifting of sanctions on Iran will create a major issue for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE, they already have an issue with Iraq increasing production and they will now have to face Iran that will consider itself, like Iraq, not bound by any quota for many years.

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