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Definition 1: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan - [noun denoting act]

Samples where allocation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state

Synonyms for allocation in the sense of this definition

(allocation is a kind of ...) the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

(... is a kind of allocation ) the act of providing a subsidy

(... is a kind of allocation ) a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)

(... is a kind of allocation ) the act of apportioning or distributing something

"the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

(... is a kind of allocation ) the act of rationing

"during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"

(... is a kind of allocation ) the allotment of some amount by dividing something

"death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

Definition 2: (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for allocation in the sense of this definition

(allocation is a kind of ...) the act of distributing something to designated places or persons

"the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"

(allocation belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 3: a share set aside for a specific purpose - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for allocation in the sense of this definition

(allocation is a kind of ...) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

"he wanted his share in cash"

(... is a kind of allocation ) a share that has been allocated again

(... is a kind of allocation ) a proportional share assigned to each participant

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