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Allocation   /ˌæləkˈeɪʃən/   Listen

A share set aside for a specific purpose.  Synonym: allotment.
The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan.  Synonyms: allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling.
(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions.  Synonym: storage allocation.

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"Allocation" Quotes from Famous Books

... your husband, more and more care must be used in the allocation of time to social affairs. You may be able to rest the next day, but business does not permit husbands ...
— The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book • Various

... administration; policy was determined mainly by practical considerations. Kao Tsu allowed many laws and regulations to remain in force, including the prohibition of Confucianist writings. On the other hand, he reverted to the allocation of fiefs, though not to old noble families but to his relatives and some of his closest adherents, generally men of inferior social standing. Thus a mixed administration came into being: part of the empire was governed by new feudal princes, and another part split up into provinces ...
— A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.] • Wolfram Eberhard

... true that last year we only paid off some four millions, but the year before we paid, I am thankful to say, more than nine millions. Why, then, this outcry against the allocation of somewhat less than nine millions out of our vast national revenue towards the further extinction of the National Debt? It is not the duty of the State, as well as of the individual, to pay its ...
— A Great Man - A Frolic • Arnold Bennett

... men springing out of nowhere. It is a matter of supplies, of their possessions, price and distribution. It is a matter of taxes, its proportion, apportionment and collection; of private property, its varieties, rights, and limitations It is a problem of public authority, its allocation and its limits; of all those delicate cogwheels which, working into each other, constitute the great economic, social, and political machine. Each band in its own canton lays its rude hands on the wheels within its reach. They wrench ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 2 (of 6) - The French Revolution, Volume 1 (of 3) • Hippolyte A. Taine

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