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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.

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Other Words From

  • un·al·lowed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of allowed1

First recorded in 1300–50; allow, -ed 2

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Example Sentences

The Siri & Search entry, for example, means data from an allowed app will show up when you search your device manually or with Siri.

A Wall Street person should not be allowed to help oversee the Dodd-Frank reforms.

In other words, Florida clerks were no longer allowed to turn gay couples away.

During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.

States were encouraged and allowed to lower standards to make it appear they were improving.

Users “should be allowed to use these devices and services the way they were intended,” Brookman says.

In these rooms male and female alike were confined, at one time to the number of fifteen; each being allowed 3d.

It took twenty Eskimos to hold it when allowed full play, and even these it jerked about in a manner that highly diverted them.

I went out, and found a Mont de Piet, just beyond the limits of the Principality; they aren't allowed inside.

I found that I had been allowed to acquire certain bad habits and besetting sins—most people do.

There is more of the uplifted forefinger and the reiterated point than I should have allowed myself in an essay.