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quota

noun [C]     /ˈkwəʊ.tə/ US  /ˈkwoʊ.t̬ə/
a fixed , limited amount or number that is officially allowed : The country now has a quota on immigration .figurative The class contains the usual quota (= number ) of troublemakers .General words for size and amount
(Definition of quota noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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