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allotment

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of allotment

  1. 1 a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action <the library budget was reduced, while allotments for city officials' travel expenses were increased> Synonyms allocation, appropriation, annuity, entitlement, grant, subsidy, subventionRelated Words aid, assistance, block grant, grant-in-aid, set-aside; foreign aid, relief, state aid; advance, allowance, benefit, bequest, endowment, fund, legacy, stipend, trust, trust fund

  2. 2 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group <every kindergartner received colored paper, scissors, and an allotment of paste to make paper chains> Synonyms share, allowance, cut, end, part, piece, portion, proportion, quota, slice, takeRelated Words lot, ration; commission, percentage; member, partition, section, segmentNear Antonyms aggregate, composite, compound, pool, sum, total, totality; whole

  3. 3 the act or process of giving out something to each member of a group <the allotment of exhibition space at the annual trade show is always fraught with politics and infighting> Synonyms admeasurement, allocation, distribution, apportionment, disbursement, dispensation, division, issuanceRelated Words reallocation, reapportionment, redistribution, redivision, repartition; division, partition, separation




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