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Definition of the noun allocator

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noun - plural: allocators

  1. a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of allocator: distributor
    • more generic word: authority = persons who exercise (administrative) control over others

Alternative definition of the noun allocator


  1. One who, or that which, allocates.


Allocator: In C++ computer programming, allocators are an important component of the C++ Standard Library. The standard library provides several data structures, such as list and set, commonly referred to as containers. A common trait among these containers is their ability to change size during the execution of the program. To achieve this, some form of dynamic memory allocation is usually required. Allocators handle all the requests for allocation and deallocation of memory for a given container. The C++ Standard Library provides general-purpose allocators that are used by default, however, custom allocators may also be supplied by the programmer.

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Google previewAsymmetric Returns (2011)

The Future of Active Asset Management by Alexander M. Ineichen

A major advantage for a hedge fund allocator is the substantial diversification benefits that can be achieved by combining many independently managed portfolios. (Diversification is the only scalable and repeatable free lunch in financial ...

Google previewPractical Aspects of Declarative Languages (2002)

4th International Symposium, PADL 2002, Portland, OR, USA, January 19-20, 2002. Proceedings by Shriram Krishnamurthi, C.R. Ramakrishnan

Overall, the linear scan register allocator is a good choice on register-rich architectures; when compilation time is a concern, it can also be a viable option on register-poor architectures. 1 The Story During the last years, we have been ...

Google previewProgramming in C++

by P B Mahapatra

Allocator is a class defined in the STL. It is used for memory allocation. But the user need not know anything about it. All the container classes in the STL have default allocators. Unless you want to override the default, you need not know ...

Google previewCloud Portability and Interoperability (2015)

Issues and Current Trends by Beniamino Di Martino, Giuseppina Cretella, Antonio Esposito

The resource allocator is a centralized service, mediating resource allocations from various cloud providers, enabling asynchronous interactions, and tracking. MODAClouds-targeted applications are mainly the PaaS and IaaS. The positioning ...

Google previewOperating Systems: (2010)

by Haldar, Sibsankar, Aravind, Alex

Allocator: An allocator is a system that governs alloca tion and deallocation of specific resources. (For example, memory allocator allocates and frees main memory from processes.) It is also referred to as a resource scheduler or a resource ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications (2005)

by Rivero, Laura C.

An allocator class was made responsible for the physical storage of the container elements, and each container handles storage by simply asking an allocator object to do just that. To keep things “behind the scenes” for users, each container ...

Google previewDictionary of International Business Terms (2001)

by John Owen Edward Clark

allocator. allocatur Certificate, for tax purposes, that approves the costs incurred in an action (such as liquidation). allonge Slip of paper attached to a bill of exchange that provides extra space for noting endorsements. Allonges were most ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies (2005)

by Dasgupta, Subhasish

Resource Allocator (p-RA): A process in which the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2002)

Volume 45 - Supplement 30 by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Allocator. and Generator. Two different views of SESAG were presented: a components-parterns view and a class view. Application domain objects are specified using the Specifter. Real-time constraints are either specified separately or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

allocator; allocatur. Allocator = one who allocates. Allocatur (lit., "it is allowed") in former practice meant "a certificate duly given at the end of an action, allowing costs" (OED). allocate ( = to deliver in court a formal, exhort- atory ...

Google previewNetwork Dictionary (2007)

by Javvin Www Networkdictionary Com, Jielin Dong

Software, Hardware Hoard memory allocator, or Hoard, is a memory allocator for Linux, Solaris, Microsoft Windows and other operating systems. Hoard can improve the performance of multi-threaded applications by providing fast, scalable ...

Google previewA Concise Law Dictionary (1876)

by George Crispe Whiteley

ALLOCATOR (it is allowed). The certificate of the master, or taxing officer of a court, after an ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary (1892)

Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union, with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier


Google previewA Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)

by Henry Campbell Black

ALLOCATOR. Lat It Is allowed. A word formerly used to denote that a writ or order was allowed. A word denoting the allowance by a master or prothonotary of a bill referred for hia consideration, whether touching coats, damages, or matter of ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1O1C3A1T1O1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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