allocation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n allocation (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
    • n allocation 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"
    • n allocation a share set aside for a specific purpose
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Allocation An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company. "The allocation of the particular portions of Palestine to its successive inhabitants."
    • Allocation The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.
    • Allocation The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n allocation The act of allocating, allotting, or assigning; allotment; assignment; apportionment: as, the allocation of shares in a public company.
    • n allocation An allowance made upon accounts in the exchequer.
    • n allocation The act of locating or fixing in place; the state of being located or fixed; disposition; arrangement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Allocation act of allocating: allotment: an allowance made upon an account
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Quotations

  • Keith Davis
    Keith Davis
    “We didn't actually overspend our budget. The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. allocatio,: cf. F. allocation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. allocāre, ad, to, and locāre, locus, a place.

Usage

In literature:

These ships, although allocated numbers, never actually came into being.
"British Airships, Past, Present, and Future" by George Whale
Recollect, all the management, that is, the allocation, will be intrusted to you.
"Stories by English Authors: Scotland" by Various
Resources were allocated within it with reasonable efficiency.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
In the "cell" allocated to us we could see the loving touch of a woman's hand.
"The White Road to Verdun" by Kathleen Burke
In the great majority of unions, however, a nominal allocation of funds is practised.
"Beneficiary Features of American Trade Unions" by James B. Kennedy
Some land had been specifically allocated to certain individuals.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
I once intended to allocate a pocket especially for greenbacks, but found it unnecessary.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
LORD ADVOCATE brought in Bill allocating Scotch Local Taxation grant.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, March 5, 1892" by Various
These proportions have become to a large extent stereotyped in the allocation of such grants.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
Before the prisoner is finally allocated to a certain cell he is seen by all the superior officers of the prison.
"Crime and Its Causes" by William Douglas Morrison
In the "cell" allocated to us we could see the loving touch of a woman's hand.
"The White Road to Verdun" by Kathleen Burke
Allocation of marks under this view.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
The expenditure amount allocated for the education of the children of Uitlanders in 1896, was L650, or at the rate 1s.
"Boer Politics" by Yves Guyot
How are you to subdivide these magisterial districts for the purpose of allocating members?
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
But even within this area there is further allocation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
Retail outlets are state owned and have received very low priority in the allocation of funds.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Residents may send small amounts and get travel allocations to COMECON and some Western countries.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Not fewer than 13,000 persons had places allocated to them in the Cathedral.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
Sometimes as many as six were allocated to one shadowing.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
Two houses, or say 30 persons, may be allocated to the other 10 sites of Merriam.
"The Aboriginal Population of the North Coast of California" by Sherburne Friend Cook
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In poetry:

But what about the Pekinese!
They have an allocation.
'Don't travel during Peke hour',
It says on every station.
"Look At All Those Monkeys!" by Spike Milligan
To allocate the island they agreed by word of mouth,
And PETER takes the north again, and SOMERS takes the south;
And PETER has the oysters, which he hates, in layers thick,
And SOMERS has the turtle - turtle always makes him sick.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

The Wallet Allocation Rule and Your Brand.
The Grand Prix Drivers' Association has backed the tire manufacturer's push to change compound allocations next year, in a bid to end unused rubber getting wasted.
The Grand Prix Drivers' Association has backed the tire manufacturer's push to change compound allocations next year, in a bid to end unused rubber getting.
Chris Christie's school aid allocation falls short of potential.
Some recent discussion on Gov Chris Christie's school aid allocation would have received an "incomplete" from New Jersey's many fine teachers.
BP oil spill fine allocation vote postponed in US House.
BP raises US PTA allocation to 100%, plans to remove FM soon.
Our asset allocation tool is designed to help you see how different asset mixes may be appropriate in different circumstances.
DC United acquires defender Brandon McDonald from San Jose Earthquakes for allocation money.
The age- allocation adage makes little sense for most people and may just interfere with more appropriate allocations for many older investors.
Luzerne County Council voted Tuesday on several amendments to a proposed budget that would allocate $260 million next year.
Waldo Canyon Fire allocations announced .
The Adams Housing Authority (AHA) will receive $10,384 in state-allocated funding to repair a badly damaged vacant apartment unit.
The closing is an effort to reduce costs and allocate resources based on usage, which historically has been low during this time period.
Stivers said the money began in 2006, when $1.5 million dollars was allocated to give to the program.
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In science:

The increase in Level-1 e–ciency, at L = 1034 cm¡2 s¡1 , obtained using the e+eTau trigger, as opposed to just the single electron trigger, as a function of the extra bandwidth allocated to the eTau trigger.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The „ 90% e–ciency scale is used for pT and there is no need to allocate bandwidth to the m+t-jet channel.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The Level-1 single-m and single-t trigand there is no need to allocate bandwidth to the m+t-jet channel.
The CMS High Level Trigger
The CMS start{up HLT allocated total rate is 150 Hz to allow for (i) trigger contingency (additional physics and back{up triggers) and consequently (ii) meeting the goals of a rich physics program. A 1.5 MB/event imposes a requirement on the data recording rate of »225 MB/s.
The CMS High Level Trigger
We would like to thank the FLWO 1.2 m Time Allocation Committee for the generous amount of time we were allocated to this pro ject.
Planets in Stellar Clusters Extensive Search. IV. A detection of a possible transiting planet candidate in the open cluster NGC 2158
For example, correlated moves of assets diminish a possibility of optimal diversification of investment portfolios, and precise knowledge of these correlations is fundamental for optimal capital allocation: in the classical Markowitz mean–variance optimization theory , all the correlations must be perfectly known.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
The corresponding spectral measure allocates unit atoms to the points from the coordinate axes.
Convex geometry of max-stable distributions
In Ray’s earliest experiments with Tierra, CPU time was allocated evenly between organisms, favouring organisms with the shortest genomes.
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
The time sharing system was changed so that CPU time was allocated proportional to ℓSlicePow .
The influence of parsimony and randomness on complexity growth in Tierra
An upper bound on the sum-rate distortion function and its corresponding rate allocation schemes for the CEO problem.
Optimal Distortion-Power Tradeoffs in Sensor Networks: Gauss-Markov Random Processes
The points are sequentially allocated in the domain according to a model of cooperative sequential adsorption.
Limit theorems for random point measures generated by cooperative sequential adsorption
The main peculiarity of the model is that the probability distribution of a point depends on previously allocated points.
Limit theorems for random point measures generated by cooperative sequential adsorption
Let us give examples of the situation where this set of sequentially allocated random points naturally appears.
Limit theorems for random point measures generated by cooperative sequential adsorption
The typical example is when one sequentially allocates m points in a unit cube.
Limit theorems for random point measures generated by cooperative sequential adsorption
Dantzig, Maximization of a linear function of variables subject to linear inequalities, Activity Analysis of Production and Allocation, Cowles Commission Monograph No. 13, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, N. Y., 1951, pp. 339–347.
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
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