quota

[ kwoh-tuh ]
/ ˈkwoʊ tə /

noun

the share or proportional part of a total that is required from, or is due or belongs to, a particular district, state, person, group, etc.
a proportional part or share of a fixed total amount or quantity.
the number or percentage of persons of a specified kind permitted to enroll in a college, join a club, immigrate to a country, etc.

Origin of quota

1660–70; < Medieval Latin, short for Latin quota pars how great a part?
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quota

/ (ˈkwəʊtə) /

noun

the proportional share or part of a whole that is due from, due to, or allocated to a person or group
a prescribed number or quantity, as of items to be manufactured, imported, or exported, immigrants admitted to a country, or students admitted to a college

Word Origin for quota

C17: from Latin quota pars how big a share?, from quotus of what number
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