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English definition of “appropriation”

appropriation

noun [C or U] (SUM OF MONEY)    /əˌprəʊ.priˈeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌproʊ-/ 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 .General words for amounts of moneyLarge amounts of moneySmall amounts of money
(Definition of appropriation noun (SUM OF MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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