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noun allotment pronunciation in British English /əˈlɒtmənt/
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singularallotment
pluralallotments
  1. 1
    [countable] British a small piece of land in a town that you can rent and use for growing vegetables
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of deciding to give someone part of an amount of something, especially money or time

    the allotment of shares to employees

    1. a.
      [countable] part of an amount of something that is given to someone

      an allotment of tickets

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