The definition of a quota is a part of a goal which is assigned to someone.
An example of quota is the amount of sales a salesperson is supposed to make each month.
- a share or proportion which each of a number is called upon to contribute, or which is assigned to each; proportional share
- ⌂ the number or proportion that is allowed or admitted: immigration quotas
Origin of quotaML, short for Classical Latin quota pars, how large a part: feminine of quotus: see quote
- A proportional share, as of goods, assigned to a group or to each member of a group; an allotment.
- A production assignment.
- a. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting or designated as an upper limit: a country with strict annual immigration quotas.b. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting a required or targeted minimum: a system of quotas for hiring minority applicants.
Origin of quotaMedieval Latin, from Latin quota (pars), how large (a part), feminine of quotus, of what number; see quote.