Definition of allotment in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlätmənt/


1The amount of something allocated to a particular person: the gadget shuts off the television set when a kid has used up his allotment
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  • Ideally, each of our test cards would have included the same memory allotment, but supply constraints left us with mismatched amounts of memory.
  • Individual grants will range from $130,000 to $200,000, with an average allotment of $167,000.
  • Some faculty may feel threatened by the loss of control over the subject matter or the allotment of time within courses they had previously considered their personal domain.
informal cut
1.1US , chiefly historical A piece of land deeded by the government to a Native American, as part of the division of tribally held land.
Example sentences
  • After Ojibwa families took their allotments, unallotted land on reservations was then sold to the public.
  • Other measures, most notably the Burke Act of 1906, allowed Indians to sell their allotments.
  • For the Choctaws in Oklahoma, allotment proved to be disastrous.
1.2The action of allotting: the allotment of equity securities
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  • The threat of delisting was related at the time to the fact that this allotment of shares had been made.
  • You are right to blame the airlines, by the way: It is their design and their allotment of space that has turned coach accommodations into sardine cans for humans.
  • The allotment of shares in the Estate Company, in satisfaction of the purchase price under the 1924 Contract, was made on 29th October 1924.
allocation, assignment, distribution, apportionment, issuing, sharing out, handing out, dealing out, doling out, giving out, dishing out, parceling out, rationing out, dividing up/out
informal divvying up

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Syllabification: al·lot·ment

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