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From Latin quota pars; see Latin quota.

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quota (plural quotas)

  1. A proportional part or share; the share or proportion assigned to each in a division.
  2. A prescribed number or percentage that may serve as, for example, a maximum, a minimum, or a goal.
    • 2012 May 27, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992)”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      The episode’s unwillingness to fully commit to the pathos of the Bart-and-Laura subplot is all the more frustrating considering its laugh quota is more than filled by a rollicking B-story that finds Homer, he of the iron stomach and insatiable appetite, filing a lawsuit against The Frying Dutchman when he’s hauled out of the eatery against his will after consuming all of the restaurant’s shrimp (plus two plastic lobsters).
  3. (business, economics) A restriction on the import of something to a specific quantity.

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quota m (plural quotas)

  1. quota

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quota

  1. nominative feminine singular of quotus
  2. nominative neuter plural of quotus
  3. accusative neuter plural of quotus
  4. vocative feminine singular of quotus
  5. vocative neuter plural of quotus

quotā

  1. ablative feminine singular of quotus

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “quota”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

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quota f (plural quotas)

  1. Alternative form of cota

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quota f (plural quotas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cuota