[ US /ˌæɫəˈkeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ˌæləkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
  2. the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state
  3. a share set aside for a specific purpose
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How To Use allocation In A Sentence

  • The historic buildings which will receive grants in the present allocation are from right across the country.
  • These adjustments could quickly accelerate into a meaningful reallocation of government spending.
  • Sequential block designs can lead to biased allocation.
  • Each payment should include an allocation of principal and interest amounts.
  • The ownership function mainly has three aspects: productivity function, system function, resource allocation function.
  • This should not be taken to imply that administrative allocations are inevitably worse - a market has costs, and if those costs exceed the value, then markets result in misallocation.
  • Earlier this week the Northern Regional Health Authority announced new spending allocations for the region's 15 district health authorities.
  • With an improved public expenditure allocation for April 1992, the future is looking considerably better.
  • Not only did they provide the dictator with needed cash, but they played right into his scheme of using oil allocations to buy favor around the globe.
  • The main ethical problems included the health risks for the transplant recipient (e.g., a substantial risk of hyperacute rejection and graft-versus-host disease), traditional animal ethics issues, concerns about informed consent (complicated by empirical uncertainties and the possibility of legally mandated life-long health surveillance), fair allocation of health care resources, and the public health issue that xenotransplantation would allow viruses to jump the species barrier into humans. Human/Non-Human Chimeras
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