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al·lot·ment

 (ə-lŏt′mənt)
n.
1. The act of allotting: initiated the allotment of ration coupons.
2. Something allotted: a monthly allotment of food stamps.

allotment

(əˈlɒtmənt)
n
1. the act of allotting; apportionment
2. a portion or amount allotted
3. Brit a small piece of usually public land rented by an individual for cultivation

al•lot•ment

(əˈlɒt mənt)

n.
1. the act of allotting.
2. a portion or thing allotted; a share granted.
[1565–75]

allotment

The temporary change of assignment of tactical air forces between subordinate commands. The authority to allot is vested in the commander having combatant command (command authority). See also combatant command (command authority).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allotment - a share set aside for a specific purposeallotment - a share set aside for a specific purpose
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
reallocation - a share that has been allocated again
quota - a proportional share assigned to each participant
2.allotment - the act of distributing by allotting or apportioningallotment - 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"
grant, subsidisation, subsidization - the act of providing a subsidy
distribution - the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocation - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
deal - the act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"
rationing - the act of rationing; "during the war the government imposed rationing of food and gasoline"
parcel, portion, share - the allotment of some amount by dividing something; "death gets more than its share of attention from theologians"

allotment

noun
1. plot, patch, tract, kitchen garden He was just back from a hard morning's toil on his allotment.
2. assignment, share, measure, grant, allowance, portion, quota, lot, ration, allocation, stint, appropriation, stipend, apportionment His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.

allotment

noun
That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
Translations
parcelapřidělený pozemek
kolonihave
allotissementcontingentparcelle
zártkert
úthlutun, skammtur
pridelený pozemok
kiralanan sebze bahçeciği

allotment

[əˈlɒtmənt] N
1. (= distribution) → reparto m, distribución f
2. (= quota) → asignación f, cuota f
3. (Brit) (= land) → parcela f

allotment

[əˈlɒtmənt] n
(= share) → part f
(= plot of land) → jardin m ouvrierall-out [ˌɔːlˈaʊt] adj [attack, assault, offensive] → général(e); [effort] → total(e)
all-out strike → grève f générale
all-out war → guerre f totaleall out adv
to go all out (physically)y aller à fond
to go all out for to do sth → se donner à fond pour faire qch
to go all out for sth → se donner à fond pour qch

allotment

n
(= allocation)Zuteilung f, → Zuweisung f; (of time)Vorsehen nt; (of money)Bestimmung f; (= amount of money allotted)Zuwendung f
(Brit: = plot of ground) → Schrebergarten m

allotment

[əˈlɒtmənt] n (Brit) (land) → piccolo lotto di terreno (dato in affitto per coltivazioni ad uso familiare); (share) → spartizione f

allot

(əˈlot) past tense, past participle alˈlotted verb
to give (each person) a fixed share of or place in (something). They have allotted all the money to the various people who applied.
alˈlotment noun
a small part of a larger piece of public ground rented to a person to grow vegetables etc.
References in classic literature ?
When you plunder a countryside, let the spoil be divided amongst your men; when you capture new territory, cut it up into allotments for the benefit of the soldiery.
Now Phidon the Corinthian, one of the oldest legislators, thought the families and the number of the citizens should continue the same; although it should happen that all should have allotments at the first, disproportionate to their numbers.
The family had five allotments, besides renting other land.
In this second attempt I had the support of several people to whom I had rendered some service, and I was backed by the members of the Communal Council, for I had appealed to their parsimonious instincts, showing them how much it cost to support the poor wretches, and pointing out how largely they might gain by converting their plots of ground (to which the idiots had no proper title) into allotments which were needed in the township.
Come," he said, "you can have no sympathy with Reginald Brott, the sworn enemy of our class, a Socialist, a demagogue who would parcel out our lands in allotments, a man who has pledged himself to nothing more nor less than a revolution.
Weller kept the domestics in a state of perpetual hilarity; and the fat boy divided his time into small alternate allotments of eating and sleeping.
It was in a nook, screened by a clump of trees; there was the white wall before her, and a little stone set up against the wall, and, at the foot of the stone, was an allotment of turf freshly turned up, a new-made grave.
If any of you is struck by spear or sword and loses his life, let him die; he dies with honour who dies fighting for his country; and he will leave his wife and children safe behind him, with his house and allotment unplundered if only the Achaeans can be driven back to their own land, they and their ships.
At spas--and, probably, all over Europe--hotel landlords and managers are guided in their allotment of rooms to visitors, not so much by the wishes and requirements of those visitors, as by their personal estimate of the same.
My brother, Harry Pinner, is promoter, and joins the board after allotment as managing director.
So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.
For six months she saved her egg-money, which was hers by right of allotment, and on his birthday presented him with a turning-lathe of wonderful simplicity and multifarious efficiencies.