- 1.1A limited quantity of a particular product that under official controls can be produced, exported, or imported: the country may be exceeding its OPEC quota of 1,100,000 barrels of oil per dayMore example sentences
- Thousands of officials found employment in allocating and policing quotas in importing and exporting countries.
- Protective safeguards, such as import and export controls, quotas, subsidies etc, will need to be introduced over a clearly agreed transition period to all continents.
- The government will also abolish import permissions and export quotas.
- 1.2A fixed share of something that a person or group is entitled to receive or is bound to contribute: the Faeroe Islands' commercial salmon quotaMore example sentences
- If it is accepted that allocation of water rights would be made according to equal per capita shares, the total quota of each side would be proportional to the population size.
- There is no quota on the total number of animals that landowners may kill, though they are restricted to one mountain lion per person.
- In 2003 the two nations agreed to double the total annual fishing quota to 800,000 crabs.
- 1.4A fixed minimum or maximum number of a particular group of people allowed to do something, as immigrants to enter a country, workers to undertake a job, or students to enroll for a course: they demanded a quota for women on the committeeMore example sentences
- Combined, these groups report on every aspect of public policy; from changes to the minimum wage to immigration quotas to health care reform.
- And last year the government reduced the quota of Bangladeshi workers it would allow into the country by 25 per cent.
- The permitted quota of fee paying students for any course is expected to be extended from 25% to as high as 50%.
- 1.5(In a system of proportional representation) the minimum number of votes required to elect a candidate.More example sentences
- Loosely, though, to be elected a candidate requires a quota of votes.
- If those second choice candidates reach the required quota, any surplus votes they may have are re-distributed in the same manner.
- This could see a number of candidates being elected without achieving the quota of votes that has been required in the past.
early 17th century: from medieval Latin quota (pars) 'how great (a part)', feminine of quotus, from quot 'how many'.