- quota sampling,
- quota system,
Origin of quota
Examples from the Web for quota
Starting in the 1970s, then MPAA president Jack Valenti began what was to become a decades-long fight against the quota system.
I am fighting that quota because I am an advocate of competition.
However, just a few years later, the decision swung back around with the quota being raised to 121 days.
Fugelsang quipped: “Comics are bitter misogynist self-loathing drunks, and Congress already has already hit their quota of those.”
In July, parliament lowered its quota for female lawmakers on provincial councils from 25 percent to 20 percent.
In 1894 the quota, including the additional tenth, was raised to the uniform level of 20%.
Does our State intend to send only half or a third of their quota?
At evening, being awakened by Kit, he and his quota of men arose to do sentinel duty during the first half of the night.A Gentleman Player|Robert Neilson Stephens
The writer has found it furnishing at least its quota in recent years and in apparently increasing volume.Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine|Walter H. Rich
Messidor brought its quota of wild roses in the hedgerows, just as archaic June had done.I Will Repay|Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Word Origin for quota
1660s, from Medieval Latin quota, from Latin quota pars "how large a part," from quota, fem. singular of quotus "which, what number (in sequence);" see quote (v.). Earliest reference is to contributions of soldiers or supplies levied from a town or district; immigration sense is from 1921.