allocation


allocation
noun
1. a share set aside for a specific purpose (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑allotment
Derivationally related forms: ↑allocate
Hypernyms: ↑share, ↑portion, ↑part, ↑percentage
Hyponyms: ↑reallocation, ↑quota
2. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan (Freq. 1)
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the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state

Derivationally related forms: ↑assign (for: ↑assignation), ↑parcel (for: ↑parcelling), ↑parcel (for: ↑parceling), ↑allocate, ↑apportion (for: ↑apportionment), ↑allot (for: ↑allotment)
Hypernyms: ↑distribution
Hyponyms:
3. (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
Syn: ↑storage allocation
Derivationally related forms: ↑allocate
Topics: ↑computer science, ↑computing
Hypernyms: ↑assignment, ↑assigning

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • allocation — [ alɔkasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1516; allocacion « inscription, enregistrement » 1478; lat. médiév. allocatio → allouer ♦ Fait d allouer; somme allouée, prestation en argent. Voyageur qui demande une allocation de devises. Spécialt Prestation en argent… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Allocation — may refer to:* Computers ** Delayed allocation ** Block allocation map ** FAT ** IP address allocation ** Memory allocation ** No write allocation ** Register allocation * Economics ** Economic system ** Asset allocation ** Allocation of… …   Wikipedia

  • allocation — index allotment, appointment (act of designating), apportionment, appropriation (allotment), assignment (allotment), budget …   Law dictionary

  • Allocation — Al lo*ca tion, n. [LL. allocatio: cf. F. allocation.] 1. The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement. Hallam. [1913 Webster] 2. An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Allocation — (v. lat.), Ansetzung, Genehmigung eines Rechnungspostens …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Allocation — (neulatein.), Genehmigung eines Rechnungspostens …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • allocation — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. allocacion, from M.L. allocationem (nom. allocatio), noun of action from pp. stem of allocare (see ALLOCATE (Cf. allocate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • allocation — [n] distribution allotment, apportionment, appropriation, portion, quota, ration, share; concept 835 …   New thesaurus

  • allocation — [al΄ō kā′shən, al΄əkā′shən] n. 1. an allocating or being allocated 2. a thing or amount allocated …   English World dictionary

  • allocation — Often in open outcry markets the trader who has effected a bargain is not the owner of the trade, having initiated it on behalf of another firm. Allocation refers to the process of allocating, or giving up the trade within the Trade Registration… …   Financial and business terms

  • Allocation —  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Allocution. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia  …   Wikipédia en Français


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