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allowable cut

noun, Ecology
1.
the amount of a natural resource, as grain or oil, that may be harvested or taken from the earth within a specified period, as limited by law for conservation.
Also called allowable, permissible yield, prescribed cut.
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  • The annual allowable cut for state land must also be recalculated after the area plan is revised.
  • The annual allowable cut for state land must also be recalculated after the plan is revised.
  • The annual allowable cut for state land must also be re-calculated after the plan is revised.

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