allotment

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noun al·lot·ment \ə-ˈlät-mənt\

Definition of allotment

  1. 1 :  the act of allotting something :  apportionment <The allotment of a full page in the newspaper to each candidate is fair.>

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

Origin and Etymology of allotment

see allot


First Known Use: circa 1530


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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