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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allocation  \Al`lo*ca"tion\,  n.  [LL.  allocatio:  cf  F. 
  allocation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  putting  one  thing  to  another;  a  placing; 
  disposition;  arrangement.  --Hallam. 
 
  2.  An  allotment  or  apportionment;  as  an  allocation  of  shares 
  in  a  company. 
 
  The  allocation  of  the  particular  portions  of 
  Palestine  to  its  successive  inhabitants.  --A.  R. 
  Stanley. 
 
  3.  The  admission  of  an  item  in  an  account,  or  an  allowance 
  made  upon  an  account;  --  a  term  used  in  the  English 
  exchequer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allocation 
  n  1:  a  share  set  aside  for  a  specific  purpose  [syn:  {allotment}] 
  2:  the  act  of  distributing  by  allotting  or  apportioning;  "the 
  apportionment  of  seats  in  the  House  of  Representatives  is 
  based  on  the  relative  populaton  of  each  state"  [syn:  {allotment}, 
  {apportionment},  {apportioning},  {parceling},  {parcelling}] 
  3:  (computer  science)  the  assignment  of  particular  areas  of  a 
  magnetic  disk  to  particular  data  or  instructions 




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