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"allot" in British English

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allotverb [T]

uk   /əˈlɒt/  us   /-ˈlɑːt/ (-tt-)
to give something, ​especially a ​share of something ​available, for a ​particularpurpose: [+ two objects] They allotted everyone a ​separatedesk. They allotted a ​separatedesk to everyone. The ​ministry of ​culture will be allotted about 15% less this ​year. Three ​hours have been allotted to/for this ​task. The ​museum is ​planning to ​increase the ​amount of space allotted to ​modernart.
allotted
adjective uk   /əˈlɒt.ɪd/  us   /-ˈlɑː.t̬ɪd/
Did you ​finishyouressay in the allotted time (= the ​timeavailable)?
(Definition of allot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"allot" in American English

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allotverb [T]

 us   /əˈlɑt/ (-tt-)
to give a ​share of something for a ​particularpurpose: The ​board allotted $5000 to the ​recreationcenter.
allotment
noun [C/U]  us   /əˈlɑt·mənt/
[U] There are ​hugedifferences in the allotment of ​highwayfunds around the ​state.
allotted
adjective [not gradable]  us   /əˈlɑt̬·ɪd/
Use only the allotted ​time.
(Definition of allot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"allot" in Business English

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allotverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈlɒt/ (-tt-)
to give a ​share of something to someone or something to use for a particular ​purpose: allot sth to sb/sth for sth $150,000 has been allotted to the museum for renovations.
(Definition of allot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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