quota Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “quota” in the English Dictionary

"quota" in British English

See all translations

quotanoun [C]

uk   /ˈkwəʊ.tə/  us   /ˈkwoʊ.t̬ə/
a ​fixed, ​limitedamount or ​number that is ​officiallyallowed: The ​country now has a quota onimmigration.figurative The ​classcontains the ​usual quota (= ​number) of ​troublemakers.
(Definition of quota from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quota" in American English

See all translations

quotanoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwoʊ·t̬ə/
a ​number, ​amount, or ​share that is ​officiallyallowed or ​necessary: A ​bill before ​Congress would ​imposeimport quotas that could ​save 3700 ​jobs.
(Definition of quota from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quota" in Business English

See all translations

quotanoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkwəʊtə/
a ​fixedlimit 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 ​greencards is far ​lower than the ​demand.impose/introduce/set a quota This ​fiscalyear, ​Congress set a quota of 65,000 ​visas.fill/meet/reach a quota Under the ​plan, ​privatecompanies are ​legallyrequired to ​fill a 3% quota with young ​employees.lift/reduce/raise a quota Many ​agricultural quotas will be ​lifted. production quotas
(Definition of quota from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quota”
in Korean 할당량…
in Arabic حِصّة…
in Malaysian kuota…
in French quota, quote-part…
in Russian квота…
in Chinese (Traditional) 定額,限額,配額…
in Italian quota…
in Turkish kota, kontenjan…
in Polish kontyngent, limit…
in Spanish cuota…
in Vietnamese hạn ngạch…
in Portuguese cota…
in Thai โควตา…
in German die Quote…
in Catalan quota…
in Japanese 数量制限, 割当…
in Chinese (Simplified) 定额,限额,配额…
in Indonesian kuota…
What is the pronunciation of quota?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day