Definition of allocation in English:

allocation

Line breaks: al¦lo|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /aləˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1The action or process of allocating or sharing out something: more efficient allocation of resources ticket allocation
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] An amount of a resource assigned to a particular recipient: unclaimed allocations would be held for three years
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  • 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.
Synonyms
allowance, allotment, quota, share, ration, grant, limit, portion, helping, slice, stint, lot, measure, proportion, percentage
informal cut, whack

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin allocatio(n-), from the verb allocare (see allocate).

Derivatives

allocative

adjective (chiefly Economics)
More example sentences
  • 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.

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