allocate

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin allocare, from ad- (to) + locus (place), plus Latinate English suffix +‎ -ate. Compare allocable, without the -ate.

VerbEdit

allocate (third-person singular simple present allocates, present participle allocating, simple 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 declare a section of the memory to be used by the program.

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VerbEdit

allocate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of allocare
  2. second-person plural imperative of allocare
  3. feminine plural of allocato
Last modified on 6 April 2014, at 12:17