Definition of allocation in English:

allocation

noun

mass noun
  • 1The action or process of allocating or sharing out something.

    ‘more efficient allocation of resources’
    ‘ticket allocation’
    • ‘The matter can certainly be reviewed when details of the resulting allocation are fully known.’
    • ‘And to do so it must make the efficient allocation of scare resources its prime objective at all times.’
    • ‘My account immediately showed that I had no discs at home and was awaiting allocation from their warehouse.’
    • ‘In respect of sugar, no allocation will be made under PDS for income tax assessees.’
    • ‘Before discussing issues of allocation of shared costs we need to set out some definitions.’
    • ‘One of the issues which complicates economic models of urban land allocation is the question of land supply.’
    • ‘Even the process of labelling crates and early allocation of storage space can help.’
    • ‘Urgent action backed by careful planning and resource allocation is needed now.’
    • ‘Even more thorny is likely to be the issue of school rolls, allocation of places and admissions policies.’
    • ‘The reasons behind this inequity, in my mind, lie beyond simple resource allocation.’
    • ‘It will result in each resource allocation process being subject to boundary disputes.’
    • ‘I share the concern about York's allocation of resources within the North Yorkshire police.’
    • ‘This is to ensure correct allocation of times and avoid people turning up en masse at the beginning of the event.’
    • ‘The outcome of the process will set precedents for water allocation plans on other rivers, too.’
    • ‘First, courts have not always been reluctant to adjudicate allocations of resources.’
    • ‘Thriving investors know that asset allocation has a significant impact on portfolios.’
    • ‘Is a new discourse needed specifically to discuss resource allocation in the age of the human genome?’
    • ‘Value for money is associated with rational allocation of existing or given resources.’
    • ‘The timeliness and adequacy of resource allocations should not simply be implied but be addressed openly.’
    • ‘If they were sincere they would open the entire process of the city budget allocation to the public.’
    allotment, assignment, issuing, issuance, awarding, grant, granting, administration
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    1. 1.1count noun An amount of a resource assigned to a particular recipient.
      ‘unclaimed allocations would be held for three years’
      • ‘However, Mr Truss has conceded that some buy-back of water allocations to farmers will be necessary.’
      • ‘We have a budget that more than takes care of the resource allocations that are needed.’
      • ‘Superbreak hold allocations of rooms at all hotels and we can book up to and including the day of departure.’
      • ‘Not only did they provide the dictator with needed cash, but they played right into his scheme of using oil allocations to buy favor around the globe.’
      • ‘If the city has to have the best of infrastructure, it has to have the best of resource allocations.’
      • ‘Authorities are free to spend allocations as they see fit.’
      • ‘A big plus for the Louisbourg area has been our snow crab allocations.’
      • ‘Further allocations from the Dormant Banks Fund are expected next year.’
      • ‘People had no problem catching their quotas and allocations, but the price is down from last year by as much as a dollar per pound.’
      • ‘The Minister said he expected to make his grant allocations known shortly.’
      • ‘Priorities did not drive budget allocations as they should.’
      • ‘Many shops said they had already sold out of their pre-order allocations, as fans queued through the night for them.’
      • ‘Until the allocations are revealed at the end of the trials, neither patients nor doctors know who is getting the real drug and who the placebo.’
      • ‘The shortfall will be made up of local government allocations, town councils and the rates.’
      • ‘News of cutbacks, such as the shortfall in medical card allocations, does not enthuse voters.’
      • ‘The council will be responsible for selecting projects and deciding on individual grant allocations.’
      • ‘Poor management decisions on resource allocations can also impair the value of assets.’
      • ‘Bonus allocations are expected for investors who hang onto their shares for an extended period.’
      • ‘I expect to increase the allocations substantially over the next four years.’
      allowance, allotment, quota, share, ration, grant, limit, portion, helping, slice, stint, lot, measure, proportion, percentage
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Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin allocatio(n-), from the verb allocare (see allocate).

Pronunciation

allocation

/aləˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/