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Noun: allocation  ,a-lu'key-shun
  1. A share set aside for a specific purpose
    - allotment
  2. The act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    "the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state";
    - allotment, apportionment, apportioning, parceling [US], parcelling, assignation
  3. (computing) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
    - storage allocation

Derived forms: allocations

Type of: assigning, assignment, distribution, part, percentage, portion, share

Encyclopedia: Allocation