allocates, 3rd person singular present; allocated, past participle; allocating, present participle; allocated, past tense;
Distribute (resources or duties) for a particular purpose
the authorities allocated 50,000 places to refugees
he has been allocated a generous slice of the annual budget
(allocate) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
(allocation) allotment: a share set aside for a specific purpose
(allocation) allotment: the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan; "the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"
(allocation) (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
(Allocation (MLS)) In Major League Soccer, an allocation represents an amount of money teams can use to sign players and/or allocate to their salaries to get under the salary cap. ...
(allocation) The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources
(allocate) To assign a resource for use in performing a specific task.
(Allocate) Identification of costs with cost objectives; apportioning or distributing costs to products, processes, jobs, or departments. (IMA)
(Allocate) The process used to release funding to sponsors of a previously approved transportation project.
(Allocate) To reserve the required amounts of a resource, such as memory.
(Allocate) To spread the cost of an item systematically among other items. For example, a check amount was written to replenish petty cash and can be allocated among several expense accounts such as postage, office expense, and meals and entertainment.
(Allocate) to map or assign to.
(allocate) v. ~ sth allot or assign sth (to sb/sth) for a special purpose
(Allocated) set aside or shared out.
(Allocation) The amount of premium actually used to purchase units. Under various charging structures less than the full premium will be allocated for investment in the early years of the contract. Asset allocation is the spread of fund investments between different sectors. ...
(Allocation) The method of distributing sample sizes to the strata in a stratified sample. Two commonly used methods of allocation are: proportional allocation where the sample size of a stratum is proportional to the population size of the stratum, and optimum allocation in which the sample ...
(Allocation) This refers to the process that determines which portion of loss is covered between the corporate entity and the Directors and Officers. The allocation process determines how much of the defense of costs are advanced and in the end how much of the settlement or judgment is covered.
(allocation) Distribution according to a plan. Depreciation, amortization, and depletion are methods to allocate costs to periods benefited.
Allocation of emissions permits or allowances among greenhouse gas emitters to establish an emissions trading market. The division of permits/allowances can be done through grandfathering method and permit auctioning.
(Allocation) The employer's contribution to a defined contribution plan.
(Allocation) In cost accounting, a distribution of costs using calculations that may be unrelated to physical observations or direct or repeatable cause-and-effect relationships. ...
(Allocation) Under an emissions trading scheme, permits to emit can initially either be given away for free, usually under a "grandfathering" approach based on past emissions in a base year or an "updating" approach based on the more recent emissions. ...
(Allocation) An administrative distribution of funds for programs that do not have statutory distribution formulas.
(Allocation) The process of determining how organs are distributed. Allocation includes the system of policies and guidelines, which ensure that organs and tissues are distributed fairly to those waiting.
(Allocation) The process of assigning activities, costs or facilities e.g. space to a certain organizational units.