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1    the act of allocating or the state of being allocated  
2    a part that is allocated; share  
3      (Accounting)     (Brit)   a system of dividing overhead expenses between the various departments of a business  
4      (Social welfare)   (in a Social Services Department) the process of assigning referrals to individual workers, thus changing their status to cases  
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allotment, allowance, apportionment, appropriation, grant, lot, measure, portion, quota, ration, share, stint, stipend  

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