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Definition of Allocation

Allocation

  1. The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.
  2. An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company.
  3. The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.

Allocation Quotations

Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
Bill Gates

If someone really wants my company's business, why shouldn't he be able to do everything he can - including paying me off - to get that business? Because bribery encourages people to make decisions based on the wrong criteria, which means in the business world that it distorts the efficient allocation of resources.
James Surowiecki

Negotiations over a shrinking pie are especially difficult because they require an allocation of losses. People tend to be much more easygoing when they bargain over an expanding pie.
Daniel Kahneman

The goal of socialism is a fairer allocation of economic resources, which its advocates often claim will also be a less wasteful one. Socialism is about who gets the goods and how. Socialism objects to markets because markets allocate resources in ways socialists believe to be unfair on both counts: both the who and the how.
Virginia Postrel

To be sure, debates will linger about whether Medicare is too large or too small. Debates remain about the allocation of Medicare dollars. But December 8, 2003, demonstrated that there is no debate about this most fundamental fact: Medicare must survive.
Michael Johns
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Allocation Translations

allocation in German is Belegung, Zuordnung, Zuteilung, Zuweisung
allocation in Swedish is tilldelning
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