- 1The action or process of allocating or sharing out something: more efficient allocation of resources ticket allocationMore example sentences
allotment, assignment, issuing, issuance, awarding, grant, granting, administration; earmarking, designation, setting aside, budgeting; sharing out, apportionment, distribution, handing out, dealing out, doling out, giving out, parcelling out, rationing out, dividing out, dividing up, dispensation, measuring out, meting out
- If they were sincere they would open the entire process of the city budget allocation to the public.
- It will result in each resource allocation process being subject to boundary disputes.
- And to do so it must make the efficient allocation of scare resources its prime objective at all times.
- 1.1 [count noun] An amount of a resource assigned to a particular recipient: unclaimed allocations would be held for three yearsMore example sentences
- Poor management decisions on resource allocations can also impair the value of assets.
- If the city has to have the best of infrastructure, it has to have the best of resource allocations.
- We have a budget that more than takes care of the resource allocations that are needed.
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- Such behaviour is so odious because it brings little allocative benefit - no significant increase in supply in the short run - and carries a huge distributive cost, as those with resources take advantage of those without.
- Indeed, there are an infinite number of option implementations that produce the same allocative equilibrium, but merely divide the expected payoffs differently between the disputants.
- Road pricing is a radical solution that primarily is about securing allocative efficiency of scarce resources, namely road space.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin allocatio(n-), from the verb allocare (see allocate).