allocation noun

1 process of giving sth out

ADJ. efficient, inefficient | random | budget, grant, housing, land, resource, time

VERB + ALLOCATION make The allocation must be made according to a strict set of criteria.

2 amount given to sb

ADJ. big, generous, large | modest | total

VERB + ALLOCATION give The school gave them a generous allocation of money with which to purchase books. | get, receive | increase, up The charity is trying to get its allocation upped for next year. | cut, reduce