Definitions for: Allocation

[n] (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
[n] the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
[n] a share set aside for a specific purpose

Webster (1913) Definition: Al`lo*ca"tion, n. [LL. allocatio: cf. F.
1. The act of putting one thing to another; a placing;
disposition; arrangement. --Hallam.

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

The allocation of the particular portions of
Palestine to its successive inhabitants. --A. R.

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

Synonyms: allotment, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling

See Also: assigning, assignment, deal, distribution, grant, parcel, part, percentage, portion, portion, quota, rationing, reallocation, reallocation, reallotment, reapportionment, share, share, subsidisation, subsidization

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