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a luh kay shuhn

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

  • When SPAB last week announced that it was preparing allocation (i.
  • After months of fierce bureaucratic infighting, the Nixon Administration finally put together a mandatory allocation program for home heating oil.
  • A champagne luncheon in the Pan American Room of Washington's Mayflower Hotel one day last week toasted the news that allocations had won out over priorities for the hemisphere as .
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  • Zhou Xiaochuan in Forbes
    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.
  • Michael Dell in
    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.
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in Melbourne Herald Sun
    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.

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