allocation allocation  /ˌæ lə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a share set aside for a specific purpose
  2. (n) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
  3. (n) (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions


  1. After months of fierce bureaucratic infighting, the Nixon Administration finally put together a mandatory allocation program for home heating oil.
  2. The idea, however, that anyone would use voter registration to determine health care allocation is a malicious fiction intended to disrupt the debate, not further it.
  3. The death of asset allocation, and its replacement with another potentially bad idea.


  1. Pimco Cut Total Return Fund Muni Allocation to 4% in May

    Bill Gross, manager of the world’s biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., cut its stake in municipal debt to 4 percent of assets, the lowest allocation in nine months, the company said today.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Mining, Metals Firms Rank Capital Access, Allocation As Top Concern -E&Y

    Mining, Metals Firms Rank Capital Access, Allocation As Top Concern -E&Y
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Transplace Updates, Enhances TMS Freight Allocation Module 2.0

    Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced the release of Freight Allocation Module™ 2.0, a web-based application that optimizes transportation by allowing shippers to auction freight with approved carrier partners.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "The role of the SDR has not been put into full play due to limitations on its allocation and the scope of its uses. However, it serves as the light in the tunnel for the reform of the international monetary system," Zhou said.
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Zhou Xiaochuan Source: Forbes

  2. "Dell is committed to a long-term share repurchase program as part of an overall capital allocation plan that supports growth and also returns value to shareholders," said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, in a statement.
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Michael Dell Source:

  3. "Regrettably, we have failed to agree on the key issue, which is the equitable allocation of ministerial posts and the composition of cabinet," Mr Tsvangirai said.
    on Oct 18, 2008 By: Morgan Tsvangirai Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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