the act of ; apportionment.
the state of being .
the share or portion .
accounting. a system of dividing expenses and incomes among the various branches, departments, etc., of a business.
the act of allocating or the state of being allocated
a part that is allocated; share
(accounting, brit) a system of dividing overhead expenses between the various departments of a business
(social welfare) (in a social services department) the process of -ssigning referrals to individual workers, thus changing their status to cases

mid-15c., from middle french allocacion, from medieval latin allocationem (nominative allocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of allocare (see allocate).

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