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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.]
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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]
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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?]
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Quota

 part of a share that is due or ought to be contributed.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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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.
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quota

noun
That which is allotted:
Informal: cut.
Slang: divvy.
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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
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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
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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
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quota

[ˈkwəʊtə] nquota
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

quota

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

n. cuota, cantidad determinada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
"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.
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.
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.
When South America, that is to say, Peru, Chili, Brazil, the provinces of La Plata and Columbia, had poured forth their quota into their hands, the sum of $300,000, it found itself in possession of a considerable capital, of which the following is a statement: United States subscriptions, .
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.
"Take your choice of those not assigned," said the keeper, "and when you have your quota conduct them to the field.
Wragge contributes her quota to this prodigious enterprise.
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.
Why do they not dissolve it themselves -- the union between themselves and the State -- and refuse to pay their quota into its treasury?
Why do they not dissolve it themselves--the union between themselves and the State--and refuse to pay their quota into its treasury?
Let it not be imagined, however, that I consider myself competent to reform the errors and abuses of society, but only that I would fain contribute my humble quota towards so good an aim; and if I can gain the public ear at all, I would rather whisper a few wholesome truths therein than much soft nonsense.