Definition of "allocation" []

  • The act of allocating or the state of being allocated (noun)
  • A part that is allocated; share (noun)
  • A system of dividing overhead expenses between the various departments of a business (noun)
  • (in a Social Services Department) the process of assigning referrals to individual workers, thus changing their status to cases (noun)
  • The process or procedure for allocating things, especially money or other resources. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "allocation" in a sentence
  • "You'll see that not much of that higher allocation is actually spent on the Special Ed student who needs it."
  • "The bond allocation is primarily in two Pimco funds — 20% in Pimco Total Return, which buys various types of bonds, including government and corporate bonds, and 15% in Pimco Low Duration, which has two-thirds of its portfolio in bonds that mature in less than three years."
  • "A key aim of asset allocation is to invest across a range of sectors, countries and asset classes that earn decent returns but are relatively uncorrelated."