Definition of quota system noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    quota system

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  1. 1(politics) a system that limits the number of immigrants from any one country who may officially enter the U.S. each year
  2. 2a policy of either limiting the number of students, employees, etc. of minority groups in a school or business, or of requiring a certain number or percentage to be hired or admitted The school had a quota system in place for many years.
  3. 3(economics) a system that limits the amount of particular goods that can enter or leave a country