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  • noun telecommunications budgeting the proportional distribution or allocation of parameters, such as noise power and transmission losses, among a number of tandem-connected items, such as equipment, cables, links, or trunks, in order to balance the performance of communications circuits.
  • noun telecommunications In a telephone switching center, the distribution or allocation of equipment or components proportionally among a number of functions, to provide a requisite grade of service.
  • noun accounting In the insurance industry, the act of taking money that is currently due from the insurance company and moving it to the patient, knowing that the dollar amount being moved is due from the patient as a deductible, coinsurance, or copayment amount.

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  • noun the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

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Examples

  • We have used up our $437 million savings account known as the proration prevention account.

    Senate Sketches # 1226

  • Due to sluggish tax revenues, Riley put General Fund programs under a 12 percent budget cut, known as proration, on April 30.

    montgomeryadvertiser.com - Go

  • CBS said it will only accept for cash payment $250 million in notes so some notes will be subject to proration, that is, will be purchased for a combination of cash and stock at a ratio that is determined by how many notes are involved.

    CBS says $259.5M in notes tendered in offer - Yahoo! Finance

  • Bob Riley's latest recommended budget to the Legislature, UA would get half of its stabilization money, $14.9 million, in fiscal year 2010, about $900,000 less than the university lost in the 9 percent mid-year education budget cut, commonly called proration, because of slumping tax collections this year.

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  • Bob Riley's latest recommended budget to the Legislature, UA would get half of its stabilization money, $14.9 million, in fiscal year 2010, about $900,000 less than the university lost in the 9 percent mid-year education budget cut, commonly called proration, because of slumping tax collections this year.

    news | TL | http://www.tuscaloosanews.com

  • "There is a revenue estimating conference in January," Start said, "if that shows the types of negative numbers that we are seeing, we would like to avoid proration, which is a state aid cut for schools, but that is probably not likely."

    WWMT.com : News

  • "Right now, not hearing the word 'proration' is a very big deal."

    The Times-Journal: News

  • "Right now, not hearing the word 'proration' is a very big deal."

    The Times-Journal: News

  • "Right now, not hearing the word 'proration' is a very big deal."

    The Times-Journal: News

  • Tim James 'father had cut the state budget to the bone, and then Democrat Don Siegelman's spending hikes were largely taken back through a process called "proration" when the economy temporarily went bad.

    The American Spectator

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