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noun [countable] quota pronunciation in British English /ˈkwəʊtə/
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  1. 1
    economics an amount of something that someone is officially allowed to have or do
    The government is planning to introduce quotas on sugar production.
    The UK fishing fleet is likely to reach its annual quota after only six months.
    quota of: By ten o’clock she had already had her daily quota of calories.
  2. 2
    an amount of something that someone has to do
    He was worried he might not meet his monthly sales quota.
    quota of: I’ve done my quota of the work.
  3. 4
    informal an amount of something that you expect
    We’ve had our usual quota of wet days this summer.


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