from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of allocating, allotting, or assigning; allotment; assignment; apportionment: as, the allocation of shares in a public company.
  • noun . An allowance made upon accounts in the exchequer.
  • noun The act of locating or fixing in place; the state of being located or fixed; disposition; arrangement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.
  • noun An allotment or apportionment.
  • noun The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a share set aside for a specific purpose
  • noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
  • noun (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French allocacion, from Medieval Latin allocātiō.


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