un·​al·​lo·​cat·​ed ˌən-ˈa-lə-ˌkā-təd How to pronounce unallocated (audio)
: not apportioned or distributed for a specific purpose : not allocated
unallocated funds

Examples of unallocated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It was found on March 7, 2024, on a laptop's unallocated space, meaning it had been deleted by a user, the district attorney said. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 7 June 2024 Thompson immediately stopped collecting jail fees as a response, and refused to reinstate the fees until the board allowed the unallocated 40% to be under the sheriff’s control for the shooting range, according to the lawsuit. Kate Linderman, Kansas City Star, 14 May 2024 Barton suggested the council leave the funds unallocated because new projections show a $92 million deficit in the fiscal year starting July 2025 and a $31 million deficit the following year. Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 1 Apr. 2024 Leveling up means your cyberware capacity increases, and those unallocated points are just waiting for some chrome. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Coming back from July recess, Council President Melody Joy Hart said council met Aug. 2 for a preliminary discussion on roughly $10 million left in unallocated ARPA funds. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 8 Aug. 2023 If the council approves both proposals -- an additional $1.5 million for the child care assistance program and an additional $1 million for nonprofit reimbursement -- that would leave about $1.7 million in unallocated Rescue Plan money. Stacy Ryburn, Arkansas Online, 4 Feb. 2023 Legislators will approve the next fiscal year's general revenue budget and decide how much money to give public schools, human services, colleges and universities and other programs, and determine what to do with $1.3 billion in unallocated surplus general revenue. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 8 Jan. 2023 School systems are allowed to have an unallocated reserve of no more than 10%. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unallocated was in 1869

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“Unallocated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unallocated. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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