Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  `alu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
  2. [n]  the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
  3. [n]  a share set aside for a specific purpose

ALLOCATION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allotment, allotment, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling
 See Also: assigning, assignment, deal, distribution, grant, parcel, part, percentage, portion, portion, quota, rationing, reallocation, reallocation, reallotment, reapportionment, share, share, subsidisation, subsidization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al`lo*ca"tion\, n. [LL. allocatio: cf. F.
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.

3. The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance
   made upon an account; -- a term used in the English

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: allotment, appointment, apportionment, appropriation, arrangement, array, arraying, assignment, attribution, collation, collocation, constitution, denomination, deployment, deposit, deposition, designation, determination, disposal, disposition, distribution, earmarking, emplacement, fixing, form, formation, formulation, lading, loading, localization, locating, location, marshaling, order, ordering, packing, pinning down, pinpointing, placement, placing, positioning, posting, precision, putting, regimentation, reposition, selection, setting aside, signification, situation, specification, spotting, stationing, stipulation, storage, stowage, structuring, syntax, tagging