HyperDic: allocation

English > 3 senses of the word allocation:
NOUNpossessionallocation, allotmenta share set aside for a specific purpose
actallocation, allotment, apportionment, apportioning, parceling, parcelling, assignationthe act of distributing by allotting / allotting or apportioning
actallocation, storage allocation(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
allocation > pronunciation
Soundsae.lahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > allocation: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA share set aside for a specific purpose.
Synonymallotment
NarrowerquotaA proportional share assigned to each participant
reallocationA share that has been allocated again
Broadershare, portion, part, percentageassets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
Spanishasignación
Catalanassignació, distribució
Verbsallocatedistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
English > allocation: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of distributing by allotting / allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan.
Synonymsallotment, apportionment, apportioning, parceling, parcelling, assignation
NarrowerdealThe act of apportioning or distributing something
grant, subsidization, subsidisationThe act of providing a subsidy
parcel, portion, shareThe allotment of some amount by dividing something
rationingThe act of rationing
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocationA new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
BroaderdistributionThe act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
Spanishasignación, distribución, erogación, parcelación, prorrateo, repartimiento, reparto
Catalanerogació, parcel·lació, prorrateig, repartició, repartiment
Verbsallocatedistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose
English > allocation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
Meaning(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions.
Synonymstorage allocation
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broaderassignment, assigningThe act of distributing something to designated / designated places or persons
Verbsallocatedistribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

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