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quo·ta

 (kwō′tə)
n.
1. A proportional share, as of goods, assigned to a group or to each member of a group; an allotment.
2. A production assignment.
3.
a. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting or designated as an upper limit: a country with strict annual immigration quotas.
b. A number or percentage, especially of people, constituting a required or targeted minimum: a system of quotas for hiring minority applicants.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin quota (pars), how large (a part), feminine of quotus, of what number; see quote.]

quota

(ˈkwəʊtə)
n
1. the proportional share or part of a whole that is due from, due to, or allocated to a person or group
2. a prescribed number or quantity, as of items to be manufactured, imported, or exported, immigrants admitted to a country, or students admitted to a college
[C17: from Latin quota pars how big a share?, from quotus of what number]

quo•ta

(ˈkwoʊ tə)

n.
1. the share or proportional part of a total that is required from, or is due or belongs to, a particular district, state, person, group, etc.
2. a proportional part or share of a fixed total amount or quantity.
3. the number or percentage of persons of a specified kind permitted to enroll in a college, join a club, immigrate to a country, etc.
[1660–70; < Medieval Latin, short for Latin quota pars how great a part?]

Quota

 part of a share that is due or ought to be contributed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quota - a prescribed number; "all the salesmen met their quota for the month"
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
2.quota - a proportional share assigned to each participant
allocation, allotment - a share set aside for a specific purpose
3.quota - a limitation on imports; "the quota for Japanese imports was negotiated"
import barrier, trade barrier - any regulation or policy that restricts international trade

quota

noun share, allowance, ration, allocation, part, cut (informal), limit, proportion, slice, quantity, portion, assignment, whack (informal), dispensation The quota of four tickets per person had been reduced to two.

quota

noun
That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
Translations
حِصَّهنَصِيب
kvótapodílpříděl
kvote
kiintiö
kvota
kvóta
kvóti, hluti
割当て
할당량
kvota
kvota
kvóta
kvot
ส่วนที่กำหนดให้
chỉ tiêu

quota

[ˈkwəʊtə]
A. N (gen) → cuota f (Comm etc) → cupo m, contingente m; [of production] → cuota f, cupo m
a fixed quotaun cupo fijo
import quotacupo m de importación
I've done my quota of choreshe hecho mi parte de las tareas
I didn't get my full quota of sleep last nightanoche no dormí las horas que necesito
B. CPD quota system Nsistema m de cuotas

quota

[ˈkwəʊtə] n
(= number or quantity allowed) → quota m
production quotas → quotas mpl de production
the quota of four tickets per person → un maximum de quatre billets par personne
(= share) → part f
They have the usual quota of human weaknesses → Ils ont leur part de faiblesses, comme tout le monde.quota system nsystème m de quotas

quota

n
(of work)Pensum nt
(= permitted amount)Quantum nt; (= share allotted)Anteil m; (of goods)Kontingent nt; to fix or impose a quota on somethingetw kontingentieren; the quota of immigrants allowed into the countrydie zugelassene Einwanderungsquote; import quotaEinfuhrkontingent nt

quota

[ˈkwəʊtə] nquota

quota

(ˈkwəutə) noun
the part, share or amount allotted to each member of a group etc.

quota

نَصِيب příděl kvote Anteil όριο cuota kiintiö quota kvota quota 割当て 할당량 quota kvote kwota cota, quota квота kvot ส่วนที่กำหนดให้ kota chỉ tiêu 配额

quota

n. cuota, cantidad determinada.
References in classic literature ?
The diet possesses the general power of legislating for the empire; of making war and peace; contracting alliances; assessing quotas of troops and money; constructing fortresses; regulating coin; admitting new members; and subjecting disobedient members to the ban of the empire, by which the party is degraded from his sovereign rights and his possessions forfeited.
It is true, that the Confederacy is to possess, and may exercise, the power of collecting internal as well as external taxes throughout the States; but it is probable that this power will not be resorted to, except for supplemental purposes of revenue; that an option will then be given to the States to supply their quotas by previous collections of their own; and that the eventual collection, under the immediate authority of the Union, will generally be made by the officers, and according to the rules, appointed by the several States.
For example, a proportion of them, always the best marksmen, direct their fire entirely upon the wireless finding and sighting apparatus of the big guns of an attacking naval force; another detail attends to the smaller guns in the same way; others pick off the gunners; still others the officers; while certain other quotas concentrate their attention upon the other members of the crew, upon the upper works, and upon the steering gear and propellers.
Why do they not dissolve it themselves--the union between themselves and the State--and refuse to pay their quota into its treasury?
Wragge contributes her quota to this prodigious enterprise.
The peasants are very exact in supplying their quota, being obliged to pay double the value in case of failure; and very often when they have produced their full share, they are told that they have been deficient, and condemned to buy their peace with a large fine.
Having purchased the usual quota of shirts and shoes, he took a leisurely promenade about the streets, where crowds of people of many nationalities--Europeans, Persians with pointed caps, Banyas with round turbans, Sindes with square bonnets, Parsees with black mitres, and long-robed Armenians--were collected.
Tell me, my lord," repeated the chevalier impatiently, as he was calculating, by weighing them in his pocket, the quota of the sum which had fallen to his share by rebound.
This excellent result is effected by societies for all manner of virtuous purposes, with which a man has merely to connect himself, throwing, as it were, his quota of virtue into the common stock, and the president and directors will take care that the aggregate amount be well applied.
If each blow in the proper direction drives an evil propensity out, it follows that every thump in an opposite one knocks its quota of wickedness in.
Morland's consent, to consider Isabella's engagement as the most fortunate circumstance imaginable for their family, were allowed to join their counsels, and add their quota of significant looks and mysterious expressions to fill up the measure of curiosity to be raised in the unprivileged younger sisters.
He well remembered the last interview he had had with the old prince at the time of the enrollment, when in reply to an invitation to dinner he had had to listen to an angry reprimand for not having provided his full quota of men.