allocate
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ăl'ə-kāt, IPA: /ˈæl.ə.keɪt/
Verb

allocate (allocates, present participle allocating; past and past participle allocated)

  1. To set aside for a purpose.
  2. To distribute according to a plan, generally followed by the adposition to.
    The bulk of K–12 education funds are allocated to school districts that in turn pay for the cost of operating schools.
  3. (computing) To reserve a portion of memory for use by a computer program.
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