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Allotment - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Allotment' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Allotment [ n.]
- The act of allotting; assignment.
- That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
- The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.

Meaning of 'Allotment' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . allotment [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
Example in sentence:
  • the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state