What does quota mean?

Definitions for quota
ˈkwoʊ təquo·ta

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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?]

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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

Examples of quota in a Sentence

  1. Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico:

    The quota system is irrational, and in our opinion will end up in disgrace.

  2. Zhang Haoyue:

    Everybody is waiting to see, but I don't think the quota on imported movies will be lifted.

  3. Eugen Weinberg:

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

  4. Leandro Liberman:

    We're not receiving our quota of dollars so we can't bring in parts, and production is seizing up.

  5. Carson Block:

    China increased the quota in an effort support the country's equity, credit and fixed asset bubbles.

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