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Definition 1: the act of allowing - [noun denoting act]

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

  • He objected to the allowance of smoking in the dining room

(allowance is a kind of ...) the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization

(... is a kind of allowance ) the act of tolerating something

Definition 2: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for allowance in the sense of this definition

(allowance is a kind of ...) a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

"a growing divergence of opinion"

Definition 3: an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period) - [noun denoting possession]

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

  • travel allowance
  • my weekly allowance of two eggs
  • a child's allowance should not be too generous

(allowance 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 allowance ) allowance for a monarch's personal expenses

Definition 4: an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances - [noun denoting possession]

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

  • an allowance for profit

Synonyms for allowance in the sense of this definition

(allowance is a kind of ...) payment or reward (as for service rendered)

(... is a kind of allowance ) an allowance for changes in the consumer price index

(... is a kind of allowance ) an allowance for loss due to depreciation

(... is a kind of allowance ) an amount or percentage deducted

(... is a kind of allowance ) a statistical adjustment made to accommodate predictable fluctuations as a function of the season of the year

"seasonal adjustments for housing starts must be made in mid-winter"

(... is a kind of allowance ) an adjustment made for the weight of the packaging in order to determine the net weight of the goods

Definition 5: a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses - [noun denoting possession]

(allowance is a kind of ...) compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.

"he received reimbursement for his travel expenses"

(... is a kind of allowance ) a daily allowance for living expenses (especially while traveling in connection with your job)

(... is a kind of allowance ) a sum allowed for travel

Definition 6: a reserve fund created by a charge against profits in order to provide for changes in the value of a company's assets - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for allowance in the sense of this definition

(allowance is a kind of ...) funds taken out of earnings to provide for anticipated future payments

Definition 7: put on a fixed allowance, as of food - [verb of possession]

(allowance is a kind of ...) let have

"grant permission" "Mandela was allowed few visitors in prison"

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