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ˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃənALLOCa·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allotment, allocationnoun

    a share set aside for a specific purpose

  2. allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignationnoun

    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"

  3. allocation, storage allocationnoun

    (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions


  1. allocationnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From allocacion, from allocatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allocationnoun

    the act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement

    Etymology: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]

  2. Allocationnoun

    an allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company

    Etymology: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]

  3. Allocationnoun

    the admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer

    Etymology: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. allocation

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. allocation

    The act and process of to allocate.

    Government allocation of public money for local, regional and national purposes is necessary to ensure the continued sustainability of humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALLOCation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2864

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ALLOCation' in Nouns Frequency: #1664

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALLOCation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ALLOCation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of ALLOCation in a Sentence

  1. Sanja Bornman:

    It is not the cultural practice that is the problem here; it is the allocation of state funds on the basis of girls' sexuality that violates the constitutional protection to equality, dignity and privacy.

  2. Alan Gayle:

    We trimmed overall international exposure in the RidgeWorth Allocation Strategies as a means to reducing overall portfolio risk, until such time as the clouds begin to lift.

  3. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd:

    Due to the current uncertainty surrounding the Government of Alberta's review of royalty, taxation, environmental and greenhouse gas policies, detailed future capital allocation plans for each of the Company's assets cannot be finalized at this time.

  4. Mark Burgess:

    Moreover, at some stage we are going to have to contemplate the possible impacts on the broader economy of the U.S. election result, while disharmony could yet break out within the European Unionm, against this backdrop of growing global risks - which does not feel like the backdrop to positive equity returns - we have decided to take equities back to neutral across our asset allocation portfolios, after favouring the asset class for over five years.

  5. Theuns Tredoux:

    All the money paid to institutions to cover a portion of the zero percent fee increase will be paid out from existing allocations. Additional allocation would be applicable for the 2016/2017 financial year.

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