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  1. permitted or authorized: In chess, there are only 64 squares with 16 pieces and very specific allowed moves.

  2. Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers, permitted by the selection rules: allowed transition.

Origin of allowed

First recorded in 1300–50; allow, -ed2

Other words from allowed

  • un·al·lowed, adjective

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