[ˌaləkˈe͡ɪʃən], [ˌaləkˈe‍ɪʃən], [ˌa_l_ə_k_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

Definitions of allocation:

  1.   the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; " the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
  2.   An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company.
  3.   The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.
  4.   Act of allocating: allotment: an allowance made upon an account.
  5.   The act of setting apart for; the assigning a place for.
  6.   ( computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
  7.   a share set aside for a specific purpose
  8.   The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; - a term used in the English exchequer.
  9.   Allotment; placing.
  10.   The act of allocating; allowance made on an account.
  11.   Apportionment; allowance.
  12.   the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; " the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

Quotes for allocation:

  1. We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. – Frank Howard Clark
  2. Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning. – Bill Gates
  3. To be sure, debates will linger about whether Medicare is too large or too small. Debates remain about the allocation of Medicare dollars. But December 8, 2003, demonstrated that there is no debate about this most fundamental fact: Medicare must survive. – Michael Johns
  4. The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief. – Dick Morris
  5. We conclude that, simultaneously with the organization of the colleges, there should be at Santa Cruz an organization by disciplines, whose units would have a voice in appointments and promotions, in course of programs, and in the allocation of funds for research. – Abraham Robinson
  6. The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth. – Robert Trout

Usage examples for allocation:

  1. It was a new and smaller map, with a new allocation of names. ” – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. Some arbitrary allocation is demanded. ” – The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California by S. F. Cook
  3. The breaking up of the phenomena of the universe into carefully guarded groups, and the allocation of certain prominent Laws to each, it must never be forgotten, and however much Nature lends herself to it, are artificial. ” – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  4. With that, and a roof, and the garden, and the allocation from the Government ... ” – Home Fires in France by Dorothy Canfield
  5. The results of withdrawal are as important as the results of allocation and the necessity for the correct docketing of all groups of folklore is thus at once illustrated. ” – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  6. It was distributed according to the judgment of the merchant and of the clergyman, but the clergyman was never consulted about the distribution or allocation of a single penny, and, so far as he was ever able to find out. ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. New problems of world allocation came up almost daily. ” – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  8. Housing in the cities was greatly overcrowded, and the allocation of new dwellings built by state funds and controlled by the government provided further restrictions on city growth. ” – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  9. The allocation of areas in each continent to the members of the Auxiliary Boards, as well as subsidiary matters regarding the development of the activities of the newly appointed bodies, and the manner of collaboration with the National Spiritual Assemblies in their respective Continents, is left to the discretion of the Hands. ” – Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 by Shoghi Effendi
  10. Moreover, as the Allies believed that France would speedily succumb, the allocation of the spoil claimed their attention more than preparations for the hunt. ” – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  11. He did not want false repudiations of the human condition of suffering but acceptance of it so as to be transmuted into it so deeply that he could imagine the experiences of others more richly and would cease to take his allocation of suffering personally. ” – An Apostate: Nawin of Thais by Steven Sills
  12. Nobody took seriously Sir David Barbour's counsel of perfection about the reduction of the cost of Irish Civil Government and the allocation of the saving to Ireland, because such a process was, humanly speaking, impossible. ” – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  13. History in the area of natural hazard mitigation suggests that assignment of responsibility, even by the President, when not followed by leadership and regular oversight over the allocation of financial resources, seldom leads to programs which can be expected to function. ” – An Assessment of the Consequences and Preparations for a Catastrophic California Earthquake: Findings and Actions Taken Prepared By Federal Emergency Management Agency by Various
  14. Recollect the allocation of distinguished heads as they are to be seen in plaster in the English and German museums. ” – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  15. The prominence of Judah and Benjamin in the allocation of the land is also significant. ” – Introduction to the Old Testament by John Edgar McFadyen
  16. “ To prompt your first step on this health- freedom road, I ask you to please carefully consider the importance of this fact: the body's routine energy budget includes a very large allocation for the daily digestion and assimilation of the food you eat. ” – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  17. Fourth, to continue the priorities and allocation authority in the field of transportation. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. Due to decisions of the courts, the authority of the department under the law of 1912 has broken down; many more stations have been operating than can be accommodated within the limited number of wave lengths available; further stations are in course of construction; many stations have departed from the scheme of allocation set down by the department, and the whole service of this most important public function has drifted into such chaos as seems likely, if not remedied, to destroy its great value. ” – State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge

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