sub·​al·​lo·​cate ˌsəb-ˈa-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce suballocate (audio)
variants or sub-allocate
suballocated or sub-allocated; suballocating or sub-allocating

transitive verb

: to allocate (something, such as funds) to one or more subordinate agencies as a share of a larger allocation or supply
Highway funds are apportioned to states … The Recovery Act also required that 30 percent of these funds be suballocated … for metropolitan, regional, and local use.Linda Calbom
suballocation noun
or sub-allocation
plural suballocations or sub-allocations
suballocation of funds

Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suballocate was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Suballocate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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