Recent Examples of allotment from the Web
Some teams operate with less than a full allotment because of budgetary concerns.
Andrew Heaney is about to begin throwing up-down bullpen sessions, with rests resembling inning breaks between allotments of pitches.
But with the RFID tracking, students not at their desks but tracked on campus are counted as being in school that day, and the district receives its daily allotment for that student.
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Origin and Etymology of allotment
First Known Use: circa 1530
ALLOTMENT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of allotment for Students
1 : the act of giving out as a share or portion Her allotment of five minutes for a turn was fair.
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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