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
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
allotment, allowance, apportionment, appropriation, grant, lot, measure, portion, quota, ration, share, stint, stipend
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FAT (File Allocation Table)
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
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