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).
to set apart for a particular purpose; -ssign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects. to fix the place of; locate. verb (transitive) to -ssign or allot for a particular purpose a less common word for locate (sense 2) v. 1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from medieval latin […]
allocheiria allocheiria al·lo·chei·ri·a (āl’ō-kī’rē-ə) n. see allesthesia.
allochromasia allochromasia al·lo·chro·ma·si·a (āl’ō-krō-mā’zē-ə, -zhə) n. change in color of the skin or hair.
physical chemistry. pertaining to or having photochemical properties resulting from an impurity or from exposure to radiation. mineralogy. (of a mineral) having no color in itself but bearing colored impurities.
a geological formation not formed in the region where found and moved to its present location by tectonic forces. compare (def 3).