set-aside

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

set–aside

noun \ˈset-ə-ˌsīd\

: something that is saved and used for a particular purpose; especially : a program that requires jobs, money, etc., to be saved for people who have not been given as much as others in the past

: a plan in the European Union in which farmers are paid not to grow a certain crop on a piece of land so that the price for that crop will not decrease too much

: a piece of land on which the crop is not grown

Full Definition of SET-ASIDE

1
:  something (as a portion of receipts or production) that is set aside for a specified purpose
2
:  a program requiring a percentage of opportunities (as for jobs or funding) to be reserved for an underrepresented group

First Known Use of SET-ASIDE

1943

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