to set apart for a particular purpose; -ssign or allot:
to allocate funds for new projects.
to fix the place of; locate.
to -ssign or allot for a particular purpose
a less common word for locate (sense 2)
1630s, from verbal used of adjective allocate (mid-15c. in legal use), from medieval latin allocate (the common first word of writs authorizing payment), imperative plural of allocare “allocate,” from latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + locare “to place” (see locate). related: allocated; allocating.
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).
not formed in the region where found. compare (def 4). adjective (of rocks, deposits, etc) found in a place other than where they or their const-tuents were formed compare autochthonous (sense 1)