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quota

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkwəʊtə/
a fixed limit on the amount of something that someone is allowed to have or is expected to do: an annual/monthly/daily quota The annual quota of 140,000 green cards is far lower than the demand.impose/introduce/set a quota This fiscal year, Congress set a quota of 65,000 visas.fill/meet/reach a quota Under the plan, private companies are legally required to fill a 3% quota with young employees.lift/reduce/raise a quota Many agricultural quotas will be lifted. production quotas → See also disabled quota, IMF quota, import quota, job quota
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