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Definition of 'allocation'

Noun

  1. a share set aside for a specific purpose
       Synonyms: allotment
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: allotment apportionment apportioning parceling parcelling assignation
  3. (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions
       Synonyms: storage allocation


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