Definition of Allocation

1. Noun. A share set aside for a specific purpose.

Exact synonyms: Allotment
Generic synonyms: Part, Percentage, Portion, Share
Specialized synonyms: Reallocation, Quota
Derivative terms: Allocate



2. 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. Noun. (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions.
Exact synonyms: Storage Allocation
Generic synonyms: Assigning, Assignment
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Allocate

Definition of Allocation

1. n. The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.

Definition of Allocation

1. Noun. The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allocation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Allocation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. OECD Economic Surveys by OECD Staff (2004)
"By fixing the formulae in the Budget Code, the government aims to prevent attempts to revise the allocation when the federal budget is under consideration ..."

2. Climate Change, Economic Instruments and Income Distribution by David Harrison (1995)
"However, as with the more general carbon trading programme, the initial allocation of rights and responsibilities is also critical to the use of joint ..."

3. U. S. Spectrum Management Policy: Agenda for the Future (1994)
"Numerous commenters state that the allocation process should be streamlined or ... USTA believes that the FCC should act to reduce delay in allocation ..."

4. IRS Restructuring: Congressional Hearings edited by William V. Roth, Jr. (1999)
"Under this approach to the allocation of a known tax liability, the spouses would determine their respective allocation percentages of the total liability ..."

5. Liber Albus: The White Book of the City of London by John Carpenter, Henry Thomas Riley (1861)
"215 allocation unto the Citizens of Hereford as to Murage . . . E 222 allocation made unto the Merchants of the Society of Perugia . E 224 allocation made ..."

6. Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax ...by OECD Staff, Organisation for Economic Co-operation, OECD, Development by OECD Staff, Organisation for Economic Co-operation, OECD, Development (2001)
"The possibilities for allocation keys include sales, units used, produced, ... Whether any particular allocation key is appropriate depends on the August ..."

7. Paying for Highways, Airways, and Waterways: How Can Users Be Charged (1993)
"Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Final Report on the Federal Highway Cost allocation Study, Report of the Secretary of ..."

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