allotment

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noun al·lot·ment \ə-ˈlät-mənt\

Definition of allotment

  1. 1 :  the act of allotting :  apportionment

  2. 2 :  something that is allotted; especially chiefly British :  a plot of land let to an individual for cultivation

Examples of allotment in a sentence

  1. He complained that the 15-minute time allotment was too short.

  2. The allotment of a full page in the newspaper to each candidate is more than fair.

  3. fresh tomatoes from my allotment

1574

First Known Use of allotment

1574


ALLOTMENT Defined for English Language Learners

allotment

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noun al·lot·ment \ə-ˈlät-mənt\

Definition of allotment for English Language Learners

  • : an amount of something given to someone to use or have

  • : the act of allotting something

  • : a small area of land that a person can rent to use as a garden


ALLOTMENT Defined for Kids

allotment

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noun al·lot·ment \ə-ˈlät-mənt\

Definition of allotment for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of giving out as a share or portion <Her allotment of five minutes for a turn was fair.>

  2. 2 :  an amount of something that is given out as a share or portion <You get a large allotment of crayons.>



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