Meaning of “quota” in the English Dictionary

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quotanoun [ C ]

us /ˈkwoʊ·t̬ə/

a number, amount, or share that is officially allowed or necessary:

A bill before Congress would impose import quotas that could save 3700 jobs.

(Definition of “quota” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quota" in Business English

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quotanoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkwəʊtə/ us

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

(Definition of “quota” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)