reallocate

verb re·al·lo·cate \ (ˌ)rē-ˈa-lə-ˌkāt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reallocate

reallocated; reallocating; reallocates
: to allocate (something) again: such as
a : to apportion or distribute (something) in a new or different way
  • The best way to start an overhaul of the nation's statistical system would be to reallocate funds from the Agriculture Department to other agencies.
  • —Joseph Spiers
b : to earmark or designate (something) for a new or different purpose
  • In recent years, many local low-income housing units … have been demolished or reallocated to serve wealthier residents.
  • —Hannah Russell

reallocation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌa-lə-ˈkā-shən\ noun, plural reallocations
    • …the reallocation of local property taxes from library budgets to school districts …
    • —Ruth Perry
    • The reallocation for overflow parking could take away as many as 75 spots from resident students during its allotted hours …
    • —Emma Reith

First Known Use of reallocate

1899

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