allocation /aləˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the action or process of allocating or sharing out something

more efficient allocation of resources
ticket allocation.
2. [ count noun] an amount of a resource assigned to a particular recipient.

unclaimed allocations would be held for three years.
II. derivatives

allocative /ˈaləkeɪtɪv /

[chiefly Economics]
– origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin allocatio(n-), from the verb allocare (see allocate).

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