• Pronunciation of allocation: AE0 L AH0 K EY1 SH AH0 N (,ælə'keɪʃən)

  • Number of syllables of allocation: 4

  • Pronunciation Video of allocation

  • Definition of allocation

    • (n): (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions  
    • (n): the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"  
    • (n): a share set aside for a specific purpose  
  • Examples of allocation

    • The allocation of duties and responibilities is done by the constitution.  
    • The allocation usually corresponds to the type of character played.  
    • Every year budgetary allocation is there for the procurement of medical books.  
    • The following table shows the seat allocation in the City Council.  
    • The allocation was challenged in the Supreme Court by Haryana.  
    • Again the first thing that happens is the allocation of the car.  
    • Likewise, the Aborigines practice renunciation in their allocation of property.  
    • The allocation of quaestors was supervised by the senate.  
    • The allocation of preferences was compulsory at the 1976 election.  
    • The Center also ceased its role in the allocation of funds.  

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