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allotment

noun uk   /əˈlɒt.mənt/  us   /-ˈlɑːt-/

allotment noun (GROUND)

[C] UK a small piece of ground in or just outside a town that a person rents for growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers

allotment noun (SHARE)

[U or C] the process of sharing something, or the amount that you get: The allotment of the company's shares to its employees is still to be decided. We have used up this year's allotment of funds.
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