Allocation meaning

alōkā′shən, aləkā′shən
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An allocating or being allocated.
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Allocation is defined as the act of being portioned out for a certain reason.

An example of allocation is when one refers to how the school fund-raising money is to be used for new computers.

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Allocation means a process in the social welfare system.

An example of allocation is when a Social Services Department takes a potential client and assigns them a specific worker, changing their position to a case.

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A thing or amount allocated.
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The definition of allocation is a process in business and accounting.

An example of allocation is when a company portions out their expenses and attributes a certain amount to each division.

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

The allocation of new permits is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Origin of allocation

  • From Middle French allocacion, from Medieval Latin allocātiō.

    From Wiktionary