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

Samples where allotment 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 allotment in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

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

"the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

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

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

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

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

Definition 2: a share set aside for a specific purpose - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for allotment in the sense of this definition

(allotment 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 allotment ) a share that has been allocated again

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

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