What does allocation mean?

Definitions for allocation
ˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃənal·lo·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allotment, allocation(noun)

    a share set aside for a specific purpose

  2. 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"

  3. allocation, storage allocation(noun)

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


  1. allocation(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From allocacion, from allocatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Allocation(noun)

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

  2. Allocation(noun)

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

  3. Allocation(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [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.

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

How to pronounce allocation?

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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. Rio CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques:

    Chris has helped embed a disciplined focus on costs and capital allocation.

  2. Charlie Huggins:

    The key priority now is extending this capital allocation focus to the R&D pipeline.

  3. Josh Bamberger:

    There doesn’t have to be any new allocation of funding, just repurposing of funding.

  4. Esther Dyson:

    The biggest conflict would simply be the allocation of his time, cEO is a full-time job.

  5. James Luke:

    While there has been a shift into gold the amount of asset allocation has so far been minimal.

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