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allocation

[al-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌæl əˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of allocating; apportionment.
2.
the state of being allocated.
3.
the share or portion allocated.
4.
Accounting. a system of dividing expenses and incomes among the various branches, departments, etc., of a business.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Medieval Latin allocātiōn- (stem of allocātiō), equivalent to allocāt(us) (see allocate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
allocative, adjective
deallocation, noun
reallocation, noun
suballocation, noun
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Word Origin and History for re allocation
allocation
1530s, from Fr. allocation, from M.L. allocationem (nom. allocatio), noun of action from allocatus, pp. of allocare (see allocate).
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