Quota definitions

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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.

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A proportional share, as of goods, assigned to a group or to each member of a group; an allotment.
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A production assignment.
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A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting or designated as an upper limit.

A country with strict annual immigration quotas.

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A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting a required or targeted minimum.

A system of quotas for hiring minority applicants.

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A share or proportion which each of a number is called upon to contribute, or which is assigned to each; proportional share.
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The number or proportion that is allowed or admitted.

Immigration quotas.

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A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
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A prescribed number or percentage that may serve as, for example, a maximum, a minimum, or a goal.
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(business, economics) A restriction on the import of something to a specific quantity.
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Origin of quota

Medieval Latin from Latin quota (pars) how large (a part) feminine of quotus of what number quote