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Meaning of allocation

al•lo•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (al"u-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of allocating; apportionment.
  2. the state of being allocated.
  3. the share or portion allocated.
  4. a system of dividing expenses and incomes among the various branches, departments, etc., of a business.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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