a share set aside for a specific purpose
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"
allocation, storage allocation(noun)
(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
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.
Origin: From allocacion, from allocatio.
the act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement
an allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company
the admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer
Origin: [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'allocation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2864
Rank popularity for the word 'allocation' in Nouns Frequency: #1664
The numerical value of allocation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of allocation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of allocation in a Sentence
Chris has helped embed a disciplined focus on costs and capital allocation.
The key priority now is extending this capital allocation focus to the R&D pipeline.
There doesn’t have to be any new allocation of funding, just repurposing of funding.
The biggest conflict would simply be the allocation of his time, cEO is a full-time job.
While there has been a shift into gold the amount of asset allocation has so far been minimal.
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- разпределение, отпусканеBulgarian
- Zuweisung, ZuteilungGerman
- reparto, asignación, distribuciónSpanish
- jakaminen, allokointi, jakoFinnish
- allocatie, toewijzingDutch
- alokacja, dystrybucjaPolish
- redistribucija, realokacija, preraspodjelaSerbo-Croatian
- anslag, tilldelning, fördelningSwedish
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