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quota

noun [C] uk   /ˈkwəʊ.tə/ us    /ˈkwoʊ.t̬ə/
a fixed, limited amount or number that is officially allowed: The country now has a quota on immigration.figurative The class contains the usual quota (= number) of troublemakers.General words for size and amount
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