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Meaning & Definition of Allocation in English

English

Allocation

/æləkeʃən/

noun

1. A share set aside for a specific purpose

    synonym:
  • allotment
  • ,
  • allocation

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • allotment
  • ,
  • apportionment
  • ,
  • apportioning
  • ,
  • allocation
  • ,
  • parceling
  • ,
  • parcelling
  • ,
  • assignation

3. (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions

    synonym:
  • allocation
  • ,
  • storage allocation