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Meaning of allotment

al•lot•ment

Pronunciation: (u-lot'munt), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of allotting.
  2. a portion or thing allotted; a share granted.
  3. (in U.S. military use) the portion of pay that an officer or enlisted person authorizes to be paid directly to another person, as a dependent, or an institution, as an insurance company.
  4. a plot of land rented to a gardener.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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