Meaning of ALLOCATION in English


— allocative , adj.

/al'euh kay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. the act of allocating; apportionment.

2. the state of being allocated.

3. the share or portion allocated.

4. Accounting. a system of dividing expenses and incomes among the various branches, departments, etc., of a business.

[ 1525-35; allocation- (s. of allocatio ), equiv. to allocat ( us ) (see ALLOCATE) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .