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allocation

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1 a sum of money allotted for a specific use by official or formal action
  • recognizing the importance of the arts in the health of a city, the council increased the allocation for the city's annual jazz festival

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2 the act or process of giving out something to each member of a group
  • the allocation of Halloween candy became my job when I was too old to go trick-or-treating myself

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“Allocation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/allocation. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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