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"appropriation" in British English

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appropriationnoun [C or U]

uk   /əˌprəʊ.priˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-ˌproʊ-/
the ​act of taking something for ​your own use, usually without ​permission: The ​authorobjected to the appropriation of his ​story by an ​amateurfilmmaker.
  • appropriation noun [C or U] (SUM OF MONEY)

formal an ​amount of ​money to be used for a ​particularpurpose: The ​committeeapproved an appropriation of £10,000. [often plural] The ​foundation was ​promised a seven ​percentincrease to ​bringits appropriations to $2.07 ​billion.
(Definition of appropriation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appropriation" in American English

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appropriationnoun [C]

 us   /əˌproʊ·priˈeɪ·ʃən/
an ​amount of ​moneykeptseparate to use for a ​particularpurpose, esp. by a ​government: The ​citycouncilapproved an appropriation of $10,000 to ​planttrees.
(Definition of appropriation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"appropriation" in Business English

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appropriationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /əˌprəʊpriˈeɪʃən/
(also capital appropriation) FINANCE a ​sum of ​money to be used for a particular ​purpose: an appropriation of $1 million/€5000/£20,000, etc. Campus ​leaders are ​seeking an ​emergency appropriation of ​roughly $25 million, mostly for ​repairs to neglected ​buildings.an appropriation for sth New appropriations for the military would ​grow only ​modestly.
the ​act of taking something that belongs to someone else: The demonstrators called on the ​government to ​speed up the appropriation ofland from large ​estateowners and ​hand it over to the ​poor. The Securities and Futures Authority yesterday ​expelled a ​formerdirector of the ​brokerage for "dishonest appropriation ofclientassets".
(Definition of appropriation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “appropriation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拿走, 据为己有,挪用…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拿走, 據為己有,挪用…
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