allocation

[ al-uh-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of allocating; apportionment.
the state of being allocated.
the share or portion allocated.
Accounting. a system of dividing expenses and incomes among the various branches, departments, etc., of a business.

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Origin of allocation

1525–35; <Medieval Latin allocātiōn- (stem of allocātiō), equivalent to allocāt(us) (see allocate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM allocation

al·lo·ca·tive, adjectivede·al·lo·ca·tion, nounre·al·lo·ca·tion, nounsub·al·lo·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for allocation

allocation
/ (ˌæləˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act of allocating or the state of being allocated
a part that is allocated; share
accounting, British a system of dividing overhead expenses between the various departments of a business
social welfare (in a Social Services Department) the process of assigning referrals to individual workers, thus changing their status to cases
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