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noun [countable/uncountable] formal appropriation pronunciation in British English /əˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularappropriation
pluralappropriations
  1. 1
    money that must be used in a particular way, according to an official decision
    appropriation for:

    The budget includes an appropriation of £385 million for infrastructure improvements.

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