Definition of allocation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    allocation

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    NAmE//ˌæləˈkeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] an amount of money, space, etc. that is given to someone for a particular purpose We have spent our entire allocation for the year.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of giving something to someone for a particular purpose the allocation of food to those who need it most
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