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Definition of the noun allocation

What does allocation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: allocations

  1. a share set aside for a specific purpose
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonym of allocation: allotment
    • more generic words: part / percentage / portion / share = assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    • more specific words:
      • reallocation = a share that has been allocated again
      • quota = a proportional share assigned to each participant
  2. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
  3. (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions

Alternative definition of the noun allocation


  1. The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources.

Specialised definition of the noun allocation

Glossary of justice

the process of deciding which institution to send prisoners

  • region: UK


  1. Allocation: In the petroleum industry, allocation refers to practices of breaking down measures of quantities of extracted hydrocarbons across various contributing sources. Allocation aids the attribution of ownerships of hydrocarbons as each contributing element to a commingled flow or to a storage of petroleum may have a unique ownership. Contributing sources in this context are typically producing petroleum wells delivering flows of petroleum or flows of natural gas to a commingled flow or storage.
  2. Allocation a.k.a. Allocation money: In Major League Soccer, allocation money represents an amount of money teams can use to sign players and/or allocate to their salaries to get under the salary cap.
  3. Allocation: The distribution of resources over various time periods, products, operations, or investments.

Phrases with Allocation

Phrases starting with the word Allocation:

  1. allocation unit
  2. Allocation of Resources

Phrases ending with the word Allocation:

  1. storage allocation
  2. Static memory allocation
  3. Dynamic memory allocation

Other phrase containing the word Allocation:

  1. file allocation table

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Allocation

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Google previewWater Resources Management in the People's Republic of China (2013)

by Xuetao Sun, Robert Speed, Dajun Shen

Water Resources Allocation in the People's Republic of China DAJUN SHEN & ROBERT SPEED ABSTRACT Water resources allocation is a process for changing the natural or status quo distribution of water resources to meet requirements ...

Google previewIndustry Week (1918)

An allocation is an order for material which is given to the producer by those government officials who have to do with the...

Google previewManagerial Uses of Accounting Information (1996)

by Joel Demski

Cost allocation is the phrase used to describe the procedures by which product costs are constructed in the face of joint costs. To illustrate, many aircraft use an airport's runway. It is common practice to set the landing fees to recover the cost of ...

Google previewSteel (1918)

An allocation is an order for material which is given to the producer 1 by those government olficials who have to do with the supply of that particular material. This order is given in behalf of a user of the material who is fulfilling a contract for ...

Google previewFrontiers of Modern Asset Allocation (2011)

by Paul D. Kaplan

Asset allocation is the selection of a portfolio of investments where each component is an asset class rather than an individual security. In many respects, asset allocation is a more suitable application of mean-variance analysis than is stock ...

Google previewCompiler Construction (2002)

11th International Conference, CC 2002, Held as Part of the Joint European Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software, ETAPS 2002, Grenoble, France, April 8-12, 2002, Proceedings by R. Niegel Horspool

Linear scan register allocation is an efficient alternative to the widely used graph coloring approach. We show how this...

Register allocation is the task of assigning registers to the variables and temporaries of a program. It is crucial for the ...

Google previewAdvances in Computing Science - ASIAN 2002. Internet Computing and Modeling, Grid Computing, Peer-to-Peer Computing, and Cluster Computing (2002)

7th Asian Computing Science Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, December 4-6, 2002, Proceedings by Jean-Marie Alain

The allocation can be done in different ways, depending on the total amount of resources available in the network and the number of customers asking for a guaranteed service. One simple allocation is the one that uses the peak rate of traffic.

Google previewHandbook of Social Choice and Welfare (2010)

by Kenneth J. Arrow, A. Sen, Kotaro Suzumura

However, if preferences are smooth and “sufficiently dispersed,” any envyfree and efficient allocation is an equal-division Walrasian allocation. The first formal result of this kind is due to Varian (1976). To formalize the idea that preferences are ...

Google previewDistributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 7 (2007)

by Maria Gini, Richard Voyles

Task allocation is an issue that every multi-robot system must address. Recent...

Introduction and Motivation Task allocation is a challenging problem due to the unpredictable nature of robot environments, sensor failure, robot failure, and ...

Google previewAsset Management (2014)

A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing by Andrew Ang

Strategic asset allocation is the longrun weight and is the sum of the longrun fixed weight, tactical asset allocation, and the opportunistic weight. It is the optimal strategy for a longterm investor.18 As expected from the dynamic programming ...

Google previewInvestments, An Introduction (2016)

Business, Finance by CTI Reviews

Asset allocation: Asset allocation is an investment strategy that attempts to balance risk versus reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to the investors risk tolerance, goals and investment time ...

Google previewCognitive Investing (2011)

The Key to Making Better Investment Decisions by Rich Willis

Asset allocation is an afterthought at best. One problem with this ad hoc methodology is that...

Google previewAdvances in Wireless Networks and Information Systems (2010)

by Qi Luo

Task allocation is the core problem of MAS. Capability is the embodiment of agent's own value, and each task requires certain...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary France (2014)

by Richard Aplin, Joseph Montchamp

ALLOCATION DE BASE (AB) amount depends on circumstances and is paid monthly. The cotorep administers the fund. Carers benefit from free old-age insurance through the securite sociale. This allowance can be received in addition to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Analytics and Optimization (2014)

by Wang, John

Allocation. Constraints. Jeng-Fung Chen Feng Chia University, Taiwan INTRODUCTION Hub location problems, with the hub-and-spoke network structure, involve locating hub facilities, allocating the non-hubs (spokes) to the hubs, and ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition - 3 Volume Set (2006)

by Informa Healthcare, Waldemar Karwowski

Traditional approaches to function allocation were static in nature. Lists of human and machine capabilities were compiled and decisions regarding the assignment of functions were based on the superiority of the human over the machine, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy: A-J (2003)

by Jack Rabin

INTRODUCTION Allocation by formula is one of the decision rules used in the United States by budgeters to allocate scarce resources in the public sector. Other rules include budget ...

Google previewHopkins' Nonprofit Law Dictionary (2015)

by Bruce R. Hopkins

ALLOCATION advises with respect to, the preparation or presentation of any portion of a return, affidavit, claim, or other document, (2) knows or has reason to believe that the portion will be used in connection with any material matter ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

share allocation has a different mechanism. Bagwell (1991) describes the Dutch auction method for share repurchase. The buying firm in such ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition (2017)

by Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Stand-alone costs and the Shapley costs allocation. Alexander Kolker GE Healthcare, USA INTRODUCTION Game theory is a branch of applied mathematics that studies strategic situations in which participants (players) act in order to ...

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We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. (Frank Howard Clark)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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