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appropriation

noun [C or U] uk   /əˌprəʊ.priˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌproʊ-/

appropriation noun [C or U] (TAKING)

the act of taking something for your own use, usually without permission: The author objected to the appropriation of his story by an amateur filmmaker.

appropriation noun [C or U] (SUM OF MONEY)

formal an amount of money to be used for a particular purpose: The committee approved an appropriation of £10,000. [often plural] The foundation was promised a seven percent increase to bring its appropriations to $2.07 billion.
Translations of “appropriation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿走, 據為己有,挪用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿走, 据为己有,挪用…
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