Allotment - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈlɑːtmənt|  American pronunciation of the word allotment
Brit.  |əˈlɒtm(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word allotment

noun

- a share set aside for a specific purpose (syn: allocation)
- the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan (syn: allocation, apportioning, apportionment, assignation, parceling, parcelling)

Examples

He complained that the 15-minute time allotment was too short.

The allotment of a full page in the newspaper to each candidate is more than fair.

The budget allotment for each county is below what is needed.

the allotment of shares in the company

Your allotment is four dollars.

Word forms

noun
singular: allotment
plural: allotments
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