Meaning of ALLOCATION in English


ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈkāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Medieval Latin allocation-, allocatio, from allocatus + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

1. archaic : the action of putting or adding one thing to another

2. : the action of apportioning : apportionment for specific purposes or to particular persons or organizations: as

a. in accounting : the apportionment of costs and expenses to accounts according to some arbitrary rule

b. : apportionment as a governmental or economic control measure

the allocation of resources in a war economy

3. : a governmental or economic apportioning schedule or an assignment in it

materials now on allocation

4. : the amount allocated to one sharer

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.