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Noun: quota  kwow-tu
  1. A prescribed number
    "all the salesmen met their quota for the month"
  2. A proportional share assigned to each participant
  3. A limitation on imports
    "the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"

Sounds like: quince, q, quota

Derived forms: quotas

Type of: allocation, allotment, import barrier, number, trade barrier

Encyclopedia: Quota